Maryland Considers Cell Phone Behind the Wheel Ban

Legislature is set to vote

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    The Maryland House of Delegates is expected to vote on a new law that would require drivers to use hands-free devices to talk on cell phones while behind the wheel.

    The House voted Thursday to give initial approval to Bill 321. Under the new law, which already has been passed in the State Senate, drivers would only be permitted to use their hands to turn a phone on and off, but not during conversations.

    The fine for first violations would be $40, but drivers could only be pulled over if they are committing another traffic violation as well, such as running a red light.