Sunday, October 6, 2013

New Cell Phone Law in Effect

Maryland drivers are reminded that the state law banning the use of hand held cell phones has recently been modified to make it a primary offense, which means motorists can be stopped at any time for using a hand-held cell phone.  Maryland had a cell phone ban on the book for several years but police were not permitted to stop a motorist solely for this reason until the legislature amended the law this year.  Police have begun enforcing the new law, which now carries a $75 fine for the first offense and higher fines for second and third offenses.

Police officers are specifically exempted from Maryland's cell phone law.
Read Text of Cell Phone Legislation.