are considering measures that would restrict drivers’ use
of cell phones.
Delegate John S. Arnick of Baltimore County amended a bill
he proposed to ban the use of hand-held cell phones by drivers, The
Baltimore Sun reported. His addition to the bill would
make the infraction a secondary offense, meaning police could
only ticket drivers if they had pulled them over for some
proposals by Arnick to ban cell phone use have drawn opposition
from cellular service providers.
across the country, trustees in the city of Oologah, OK,
a small town northeast of Tulsa, have asked their state legislators
to ban the use of hand-held cell phones, The Oklahoma
City Oklahoman reported.
acted after a local ordinance banning cellular use in cars
was proposed by Mayor Jerry Holland. The ordinance could
not be passed because of a state ban on such laws.
Maryland and Oklahoma measures would exempt emergency calls
and cell phones that are connected to a hands-free device.