MoCo To Launch “Stay Alert, Stay Alive” Campaign To Educate Drivers And Pedestrians About Avoiding Distractions

This morning mymcmedia tweeted that Montgomery County Executive, Ike Leggett, will be announcing an education and enforcement effort regarding distracted driving and walking. It’ll be called “Stay Alert, Stay Alive.”

WTOP reported that 65 drivers were pulled over for distracted driving at the intersection of River and Goldsboro Roads on Wednesday morning in one of many scheduled stings lined up for MoCo.

A few weeks ago the Maryland House of Delegates approves a bill that increases the max penalty for using a cell phone while driving to $500 (there’s currently a tiered fine system with maximum fines of $75 for first offense, $125 for second offenses, and $175 for third offenses). It must still pass through the Maryland Senate before it can become a law.

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