In Maryland, a new law is in effect extending the ban on texting and using mobile phones while driving. This legislation was passed by the lawmakers two years ago; the open loophole is now closed.
In 2009, Maryland state legislators submitted a law prohibiting texting while driving, and in 2010 they submitted another law extending the prohibition to ban all cellphone use while driving, but emergency situations are in exception. But, the new laws left an open loophole that allows drivers or motorists to use their mobile phones while stopping at a red light, for example.
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