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Cellphone use while driving is now primary offense

Cellphone use while driving is now primary offense

By Michael Fox, Photo Editor

October 25, 2013

The Maryland legislature’s new cell phone policy prohibiting the use of any hand-held cell phone while driving took effect Oct. 1. The previous law stated using a cell phone while driving was a secondary offense, meaning an officer needed a primary offense such as speeding or running a red light in ...

New policy changes for students across the county

By By: Julie Kracov, Online Arts Editor and Stacey Stein, Online Breaking News Editor

September 8, 2011

MCPS implemented new cell phone and attendance policies that allow students more flexibility in using their phones while the attendance policy creates stricter guidelines to ensure that all students attend class. The new cell phone policy allows students to use phones before and after school and during...

New Maryland bill restricts all cell phone use while driving

By By Amna Farooqi, News Editor

May 6, 2010

Maryland banned the use of cell phones while driving April 9 when the state legislature passed a bill declaring talking on a phone while driving officially illegal. MD will become the seventh state to ban cell phones while driving if Governor Martin O’Malley signs the bill, which will go into effect...

Administration enforces tighter cell phone rules

By Vasant Joseph, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2009

CHS administration is cracking down on cell phones this year in order to comply with MCPS rules regarding student cell phone use. With heavy emphasis on stricter enforcement and posters warning students to keep phones “off and out of sight,” administrators are hoping to curb cell phone use once and...

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