WUSA 9 reports in a story that the Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval to ban text messaging while driving. According to an article in the Baltimore Sun on March 13, 2009, talking on your cell phone while driving is still legal for drivers over 18, so some may argue that talking is still more of a danger than texting because it is more common.
Cell phone usage while operating a motor vehicle continues to be a hot topic. So why ban texting and not all usage of a cell phone while driving? The Senate isn’t sure how the texting law will be enforced since it will be hard for officers to differentiate between drivers making a call and texting; however, they still argue that texting is more distracting and therefore poses more of a threat. Lawmakers are creating a maximum fine of $500 for violations.
Experienced Maryland personal injury attorney Steven H. Heisler reminds all drivers to stay safe by driving in accordance to Maryland state laws and free from distractions to ensure safety on the roads.
If you are or have been involved in a personal injury incident where one or more of the parties were distracted by cell phone usage while operating a vehicle, it is wise to seek legal counsel to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Attorney Heisler has been helping Maryland personal injury victims for many years and has the experience and resources to help you navigate the legal system. For a free consultation with skilled Maryland automobile accident lawyer Steven H. Heisler, call him today at 877-228-4878.