Texting while driving (“twd”) in Maryland Could Lead to Big Trouble

The Maryland legislature has enacted a law that will greatly increase the penalties for texting while driving (“twd”).

If an accident resulting in serious injury, or death, is caused by   distracted driving, and is attributed to texting, the maximum penalty has been expanded to a possible three years in jail, and/or a $5000.00 fine.

The existing automobile manslaughter statue might not apply in “twd” cases, due to the particular requirements of that law.  However, this new legislation supplements the present law by creating a penalty that is commensurate with an offense that causes grievous injury or death.

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By | 2016-12-13T09:14:18+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Maryland Laws|0 Comments