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nraacct

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:00:00 PM

It won't matter if you're obeying every other traffic law: Starting Tuesday, if you're talking on a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Maryland, the police will have the right to pull you over and ticket you.

The new law tightening the state's curb on cellphone use behind the wheel is one of hundreds that will take effect Tuesday as a result of General Assembly action this year. Among the others are high-profile measures banning the sale of some types of guns and repealing the death penalty.


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oldmack
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 3:13:41 AM

good
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 1:59:22 AM

good
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 11:30:06 PM

But can this be enforced????? !!!!!!
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remay
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 11:08:42 PM

More severe penalties need to be enforced.
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 9:21:40 PM

It would be nice if Texas passed a law making it a ticketable violation to use, while in the act of driving, any hand held communication device to include cell phones, tablets, laptops, etcetera but not CB radios. This proposed new Texas law should allow the use of hands free communication devices by the driver while in the act of driving as well as allow any passengers in a vehicle to also use any hand held or hands free communication device.
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:10:30 PM

I can't say that "secondary laws" are very meaningful anyway. If you're going to have a law, then enforce it.
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doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:50:56 PM

They can have all the ridiculous laws they want, if they don't enforce them they are just words on paper.
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txequitygas
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 9:23:45 AM

stop the texting!!
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scu227
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 9:12:29 AM

But will it be enforced ???????
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jeffbone
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 8:11:17 AM

i'm sure 'failure to maintain control' was already illegal...just another law to clog things up...
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335d1
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:13:46 AM

Good.
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moenkopi23
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 5:30:27 AM

Next will be banning kids fighting in the car!
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djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 3:05:57 AM

What a great law. I have a phone in our new car and the passenger can answer it or use it while I drive.
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ObieDog
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:47:42 AM

I thought this went into effect last year and thiught the police couldn't see what I was seeing. Can't wait for safer roads.
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:01:32 AM

Say it ain't so --
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:28:59 PM

Don't talk and drive.
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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:23:22 PM

This is a good law. I guess there will be a lot of Blue Tooth sales or they will us the speaker.

FL. will have the no texting law go into effect tomorrow.
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qwerty17
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:30:47 PM

not a bad law.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:33:41 PM

Many states are already doing this.
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jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:12:39 PM

Great to hear they've caught up.
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:52:10 PM

Then they must absolutely enforce the Daydreaming Law too where Police would pull you over for not paying 100% attention to your driving because you were daydreaming.
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bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:43:19 PM

Agree with the cellphone law.
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Metrolizer
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:36:53 PM

"The law bans the sale of 45 types of long guns classified as assault rifles, along with handguns whose magazines accept more than 10 rounds."

So, no more semi-automatic pistol sales in Maryland? At least not legally.

[Edited by: Metrolizer at 9/30/2013 6:38:11 PM EST]
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:37:43 PM

NJ has strict cell phone and texting while driving laws.
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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:20:11 PM

Good
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:12:23 PM

We keep passing laws but it seems to end there. I even see policemen driving and talking on a cell
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 4:19:51 PM

Good luck with enforcement.
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Night Owl
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 4:05:53 PM

Good. Safety must come first.
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Patriots9
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:42:35 PM

ok thanks
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Flashcube
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:41:27 PM

Now let's get that passed in ALL STATES. Progress is finally being made.
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djwhit
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:32:56 PM

THATS GREAT..........
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:28:10 PM

Should be banned nation wide
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mdcsgt
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:26:28 PM

'Bout time!!!
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rosa403
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:21:01 PM

sounds good and hope it does work
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jamofsocal
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:04:42 PM

Interesting that this law is listed along with a law about guns and a law about the death penalty. Cell phones are a very serious business.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:02:57 PM

good law
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:02:54 PM

It was only a matter of time with all the distracted driving. I hope that the Federal government doesn't get into the act.
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