Labor Day weekend is upon us, and Maryland law enforcement is prepared for the uptick in drunk drivers. According to Patch, Montgomery County officers arrested 12 people last week for drunk driving in an early crackdown before the holiday weekend. In Harford County, police officers will be conducting a special sobriety checkpoint on the night of August 30, to catch even more intoxicated drivers before they can cause harm.
The beginning of July brought more than just scorching summer temperatures to the state. According to The Baltimore Sun and The Washington Post, several new state laws went into effect as of July 1 that could significantly affect the lives of residents across the state. Between new tax credits, state employee raises, and the possibility of lower prescription drug costs, here are the most life-changing laws Marylanders need to know about:
Maryland is one step closer to being the first state in the country to ban polystyrene foam food containers and cups. With this small, yet, significant step towards making our world a safer place to live, Maryland is now at the forefront of the battle against single-use plastic containers.
Maryland drivers, prepare to move over. This past October, state legislators expanded the existing ‘Move Over’ law to include more than just emergency response and law enforcement vehicles, and motorists should be prepared to avoid hefty fines and unnecessary traffic accidents.
Various laws in Maryland apply to personal injury lawsuits. Every person who has suffered a personal injury caused by someone’s negligence should learn about Maryland’s statute of limitations, its cap on how much compensation a person is allowed to recover, fault and liability rules and more.
What constitutes a personal injury in Maryland?