I read with interest your article "New texting fine in force today" (Oct. 1). But while the anti-texting law mandates stiff fines for violations, the law against cell phone use without a "hands free" device remains a secondary offense. The legislature should make it a primary offense as well, then enforce it vigorously.
It's amazing to see how many people are talking on their hand-held phones and what an annoyance and potential hazard they are. You know the ones: They're driving 50 mph in the fast lane on I-95, or not stopping at stop signs or, even more annoying, staying stopped at a stop sign until they finish talking. There's a whole new breed of drivers in Maryland who are holding their cell phone with one hand and gesturing with their other, apparently while steering their moving cars with their knees and/or feet!