O'Malley signing no-texting bill this morning
Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign legislation banning text-messaging while driving this morning in Annapolis. His office confirmed that House Bill 72, sponsored by Del. Frank Turner, D-Howard, is on the Thursday morning signing list.
The signing cermeony began at 10 a.m. The Maryland Highway Safety Foundation, which lobbied in favor of the measure, released a stament from its co-chairman, David H. Nevins.
"We are very excited about the passage of the texting ban in Maryland and Governor Martin O'Malley's commitment to signing this bill into law. This is a huge victory for the Maryland Highway Safety Foundation and other committed safety organizations. We hope this will help reduce the number of senseless deaths on our roads," Nevins said.
The bill takes effect October 1.