Jake’s Law

O'Malley Signs Jake's Law; Penalties Increase In Distracted Driving AccidentsIt was an emotional day in Annapolis for the family of a 5-year-old boy killed in a distracted driving accident. Monday, Governor Martin O'Malley signed Jake's Law.
Supporters Urging Md. Lawmakers To Pass Jake's Law Before Time Runs OutSupporters of a law that would strengthen the punishments for distracted driving accidents are urging Maryland lawmakers to pass the bill before time runs out in the General Assembly.
Md. Senate Passes Distracted Driving BillThe Maryland Senate has passed a measure to increase penalties for distracted driving.
Jake's Law: House Votes To Increase Penalties For Drivers Texting While DrivingThe negligence of texting while driving could carry stricter penalties as Jake's Law moves through the General Assembly.
Proposed Bill Would Increase Penalty For Crashes Caused By Distracted DrivingA heartbroken Maryland mother pushes for change in Annapolis. Three years after losing her young son to a texting-related crash, she made an emotional appeal to toughen up Maryland's distracted driving laws.
Parents Aim To Toughen Penalties After Losing Son To Distracted DriverA life saving effort is underway to convince people not to text or use cell phones while driving.