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Cell Phones
Hands-free dangers
Hands-free dangers

Amid much fanfare several years ago, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law a ban on the use of handheld cell phones while driving. The controversial law took more than a decade to pass the General Assembly, but it was hailed as a "giant step" toward highway safety in Maryland. But how safe is driving while talking on a cell phone equipped with hands-free capability? That's the question raised by a story in The Sun by Candy Thomson. She reported that the trash truck driver involved in the horrific May 28 crash involving a CSX train in Rosedale told a police investigator that he was using such a device at the time. The crash caused a derailment and major explosion...