distracted driving

April 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, April 2, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are your five things to know today, April 2, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council Health and Human Services and Government Operations committees meet today. Here’s the agenda. 2. Students are Westland Middle School in Bethesda can’t use their lockers until after spring break after a data breach released information about student […]

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September 30, 2013 | Sonya Burke

“Looking Forward to This Law Change” (Video)

Officer Steve Deslauriers said he plans to get a lot of sleep tonight because he knows he will be busy with traffic enforcement tomorrow when new traffic laws take effect. As of Oct. 1, officers can pull you over if they see you with a handheld cell phone behind the wheel.  Deslauriers said his colleagues […]

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September 12, 2013 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Department of Transportation Update

Transportation Update (Video)

The Department of Transportation’s Tom Pogue provides safety tips for both pedestrians and drivers. Take a look.

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September 1, 2013 | Staff Writer

How to Respond to a Distracted Driver?

With nearly 600,000 Marylanders expected to hit the roads this Labor Day weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding motorists to be careful and pay attention while traveling this holiday weekend, especially after several tragedies as well as “close calls” on Maryland roads in recent weeks. AAA Mid-Atlantic offers the following tips to safely respond to a […]

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July 28, 2012 | Staff Writer

'21 This Week' guest host Susan Heltemes

Susan Heltemes’ Monologue (Video)

“21 This Week” guest host Susan Heltemes focuses on distracted driving in our area. Take a look as she details a long list of distractions. The next show of 21 This Week airs on Sundays at 11 a.m. and then again at 7 p.m. on Channel 21. Don’t miss it! Learn more about 21 This […]

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June 26, 2012 | Staff Writer

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Is Maryland’s Cell Phone Law Effective? (Video)

The “21 This Week” discusses the effectiveness and challenges in enforcing Maryland’s distracted driving law. Should distracted driving be made a primary offense? Would it be better to stigmatize drivers with cell phones?

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