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Md. Police Cite More Than 1,600 Drivers for Cellphones

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FREDERICK, Md. – Maryland State Police say more than 1,600 citations have been issued to people for using hand-held cellphones while driving, since a state ban took effect Oct. 1.

State troopers say they have issued 1,658 electronic citations for cellphone driving violations, which does not include handwritten tickets.

The law that kicked in Oct. 1 makes talking on a hand-held phone while driving a primary offense, meaning police can pull drivers over and ticket them solely for talking on hand-held phones. It used to be that drivers using a hand-held device could only be ticketed if they were pulled over for another violation.

Penalties range from $75 for a first offense to $175 for repeat offenses.

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