One involves cell phones, the other seatbelts.
Frederick Police are reminding motorists about two new laws which take affect in Maryland on Tuesday, Oct. 1st.
One makes talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving a primary offense. That means an officer doesn't have to stop you for another offense before citing you for using a cell phone behind the wheel. Drivers can use a hands-free device while operating a motor vehicle.
The Police Department says distracted driving, including talking on a hand-held cell phone, accounts for 30,000 injuries per year. Authorities urge you to "Park Your Phone."
Also, all occupants of a vehicle must wear seatbelts, whether they're in the front seat or the back seat. "Please help lower traffic injuries and death by buckling up when in your vehicles," say the Frederick Police, in a statement.