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Frederick County 1st In Md. To Take Emergency Calls Via Text Message

The way one Maryland county handles 911 calls is getting an upgrade. Frederick County is the first in Maryland to let people text 911.

05/15/2014

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Md. Senate Passes Distracted Driving Bill

The Maryland Senate has passed a measure to increase penalties for distracted driving.

03/21/2014

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Jake’s Law: House Votes To Increase Penalties For Drivers Texting While Driving

The negligence of texting while driving could carry stricter penalties as Jake’s Law moves through the General Assembly.

03/14/2014

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Family Wants Justice For Young Father Killed By Woman Accused Of Texting Behind The Wheel

There were raw emotions at a court hearing Friday in Anne Arundel County for the woman accused of causing the death of a motorcyclist because she was texting while driving.

02/21/2014

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Probation Ordered For Fatal Crash While Texting

A Westminster woman must do 100 hours of community service for a fatal collision while texting behind the wheel.

01/15/2014

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Practice What You Preach: Parents Aren’t Hanging Up The Phone While Driving

Nationwide, one out of every 10 deadly accidents involve distracted drivers. Now, a new study released this week finds that teens — and not their parents — and turning off their cell phones while driving.

12/16/2013

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Parents Aim To Toughen Penalties After Losing Son To Distracted Driver

A life saving effort is underway to convince people not to text or use cell phones while driving.

11/29/2013

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Couple Raises Money For Local College In Memory Of Daughter Killed By Texting Driver

A Harford County couple lost their daughter to a car crash caused by a truck driver who was texting, it soon spurred them to seek changes in our laws.

11/01/2013

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Woman, 20, Accused Of Texting While Driving Faces Up To 10 Years For Fatal Crash

An Anne Arundel County woman now faces charges for the death of a motorcycle driver and police say it’s all because she was texting while driving.

10/08/2013

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Woman Charged With Negligence For Texting In Fatal Crash

A woman who prosecutors say was texting and driving when she hit and killed a motorcyclist has been charged with negligent manslaughter by motor vehicle.

10/07/2013

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Md. Sheriff: Woman Texting When Car Went Into Lake

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office says a woman told authorities she was texting behind the wheel when her car left the road and landed in a Waldorf lake.

09/11/2013

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Simulator At BCCC Shows Drivers The Dangers Of Texting Behind The Wheel

Though young drivers only make up 7 percent of the population, they’re responsible for over 15 percent of car accidents.

09/03/2013

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