Right now it’s against the law to send a text message and drive in Maryland. But there is a loophole in the law. You can still read a text message while you are driving.
Well, one on-the-ball lawmaker from Baltimore County wants to end that loophole.
Delegate James Malone’s proposal would make reading a text message while driving a misdemeanor and carry a fine of up to $500.
The Maryland House will hold a hearing on the proposal today.
Maryland police have issued 60 citations for texting and driving since Oct. 1, when prohibitions on writing and sending texts took effect.