Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 

On This Day in 1943

Striking African-American auto workers are attacked by KKK, National Workers League, and armed White workers at Belle Isle amusement park in Detroit. Two days of riots follow, 34 people are killed, more than 1,300 arrested.
- Union Communication Services

June 25, 2018

Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?

Labor Headlines

US labor news headlines from LabourStart

Kochs and DeVos are funding group discrediting teacher strikes
L.A. Times Union Finds Longstanding Racial Pay Gap
Lest we forget: What Cuomo Said about Public Schools and Teachers in His Last Campaign
Good News: Pittsburgh Will Drop Teacher Performance Pay and Raise Salaries
Democrats love unions. Just not for their own campaign workers
Maryland passes tougher cell phone use law
Posted On: Apr 11, 2013

Cross-posted from Hands-Free Info

Apr. 11, 2013

Maryland distracted driving update: A get-tough bill that upgrades enforcement of the state’s existing handheld cell phone law to primary status has cleared the House and Senate. The measure also would make significant increases in fines for distracted driving violations.

First offenses will bring a $75 fine. A second offense could bring a ticket of up to $125, and a third to $175. The current fine for violations range from $40 to $100. The plan to assign points was removed by amendments.

The removal of the secondary enforcement provision of the handheld cell phone law means police can stop and cite violators for that reason alone.

The bill, sent to the governor on April 8, was a rerun of previously unsuccessful legislation by Del. James Malone. “They can’t have (a cell phone) in their hand whatsoever,” Malone says. The legislature did water down the penalties in the original bill.

Two other 2013 bills also sought to remove the secondary enforcement limitation on the state’s existing handheld cell phone law.

State Sen. Nancy King puts a spin on the enforcement issue. Her Senate Bill 193 of 2013 specifies primary enforcement if a child under the age of 8 is in the vehicle when the driver violates Maryland’s handheld cell phone law. King, D-Montgomery County, also sponsors a bill seeking to increase penalties for not safely securing a child in a vehicle.

The state made several technical adjustments to its existing distracted driving laws during the 2012 legislative session.

They included a separation of cell phones and texting devices under the legal definition of a “wireless communication device.”

Current prohibitions:

  • Text messaging prohibited for all drivers.
  • Handheld cell phone use banned for all drivers.
  • Fines between $40 and $100.
  • Drivers under the age of 18 prohibited from any use of cell phones.

General Membership Meetings
Members in attendance at the May General Membership Meeting voted to suspend monthy meetings until September 9, 2018.









UnionActive Newswire
 
Join the Newswire!
Updated: Jun. 25 (04:59)

Dunk the COC
TCSOA
OSHA 10 Two-Day Class
IATSE Local 33
Interested in working in Atlantic City?
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
NJ Tax Film Tax Incentive
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
2018 Jacks & Aces Fundraiser for Working Families' Friend
Teamsters Local 41
Taped Message from President Dimondstein
Charlotte Area Local APWU
 
     

 
 
Teamsters Local 355
Copyright © 2018, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

770750 hits since Jan 01, 2010
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image