ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Bills intended to help make drivers and passengers safer in Maryland are getting hearings in Annapolis.
One measure that lawmakers will consider Tuesday would ban reading text messages or e-mail while driving.
Last year, Maryland banned sending text messages while driving, but drivers can still read text messages without violating the law.
Truckers nationwide are banned from texting while driving with a fine of as much as $2750.
Another bill would ban smoking in vehicles containing children under 8 years old. A violation would bring a $50 fine.
Barb Kampbell of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.