Distracted driving has become one of the main causes of automobile accidents, the largest contributor being texting and driving. When you decide to send a text, email, or check social media while driving you are not only putting your passengers and yourself at risk but you’re also putting everyone else on the road in danger. A person who is distracted and driving is 23 times more likely to become involved in an automobile accident. In the state of Maryland, the use of handheld cell phones is prohibited. Maryland’s cell phone law is a primary law meaning an officer can pull you over for this offense without witnessing another violation. If you or a loved one has been involved in a distracted driving incident then call Potter Burnett Law today.