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Posted at 1:32 PM ET, 03/11/2010

MD House says no to texting while driving

By Washington Post editors

Maryland’s House of Delegates has voted to prohibit reading text messages while driving.

Delegates voted 135-2 in support of the measure Thursday.

Violators of the proposed ban would be guilty of a misdemeanor and could face fines of up to $500.

Baltimore County Delegate James Malone is behind the measure that would close a loophole in Maryland’s ban on texting while driving. Last year, state lawmakers voted to prohibit writing and sending texts while driving, but the new law did not prevent residents from reading texts behind the wheel.

The bill now moves to the Maryland Senate for consideration.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | March 11, 2010; 1:32 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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I do find it a bit funny as I would be willing to bet that everyone who voted for this has done this without the last few weeks

It wont be enforced whatsoever

Posted by: Bious | March 13, 2010 11:23 PM | Report abuse

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