New Maryland Laws Taking Effect in an Effort to Make Communities Safer

By Peter DePaolis

In Maryland, a new series of laws recently took effect in an effort to make communities safer. Here’s a look at the new legislations and how it will affect you:

  • Talking on a hand-held phone while driving is now a primary offense, which means police have authority to pull over drivers and ticket them solely for the violation. This measure is important to increase road safety and to help prevent transportation accidents.
  • Doctors that deliver babies will be required to report to a local agency if newborns have been exposed to illicit drugs.
  • Employers with 15 or more employees are now required to make accommodations for disabilities due to pregnancy.
  • Drivers or passengers riding in the front seat of a car will be required to wear a seat belt, which will decrease the chance of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or even death in the event of a car accident.
  • Counties or municipalities that own or operate a swimming pool will need to implement an external defibrillator program, which will help prevent swimming pool accidents and deaths.

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We commend the state of Maryland for taking steps to improve neighborhoods and to ensure the safety of their citizens.

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.