Originally Posted by travelgirl
maryland had passed a law that you can not text while driving and you can not be on your cell phone, But MD does say if you mest use your cell phone while driving in an EMER you must have some kind of headset to talk while driving
I could be wrong, but ... my understanding of the new law in Maryland (where I live) is that you can use a cell phone anytime with a hands-free device, unless you're under 18 or on a provisional license. No one is allowed to text, or use a handheld cell phone. It is, however, a "secondary" violation, meaning they have to stop you for something else, then they can tack on the cell phone offense.
On another note, I recently followed an LEO who kept drifting over the center line into oncoming (thankfully light) traffic. When I pulled up behind him at a light, I saw that he was ... typing into the laptop on his center console while driving. Yeah, I realize it may be part of their job, but way to set a good example!