Starting October 1st, Maryland law enforcement can pull over and ticket drivers who have a cell phone in hand or to their ear while driving a vehicle. Also beginning today, all passengers 16 years and older sitting in the rear seats of a vehicle are now required to wear a seat belt. The new seat belt law is a secondary offense which means a police officer must pull over a driver for another offense. These two new laws will help eliminate needless tragedies on Maryland roads moving the State Toward Zero Deaths.
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