ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A measure in Maryland would make it a misdemeanor to cause accidents resulting in serious injury, if the driver at fault was talking on a cell phone.
The bill is scheduled for a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
It would create a penalty of up to three years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Under current law, supporters of the bill say crashes caused by cell phone distracted driving typically result only in a traffic violation.