Distracted Driving Resources and Social Media

Distracted driving has quickly become one of the leading causes of injuries and crashes on the roads in Maryland. Because of this, state law requires that you park the phone before you drive your car. It is now illegal to use a handheld phone for calling or texting while driving. Make your community safer by sharing these resources and encouraging those around you to do the same.

Distracted Driving Toolkit

 This zip file contains a sample social media plan incorporating Be the FOCUSED Driver resources.

Park the Phone Brochure

Cell phones are one of the primary causes of distraction while driving. This PDF summarizes the Maryland cell phone and texting laws, and also includes the fines and penalties for drivers who break them.

Park the Phone Brochure – Spanish

Cell phones are one of the primary causes of distraction while driving. This PDF summarizes the Maryland cell phone and texting laws, and also includes the fines and penalties for drivers who break them.

Sample Press Release

Use this template to announce your organization’s partnership with state officials to promote the Park the Phone campaign. Be sure to follow all instructions and get appropriate permissions before releasing it.

Talking Points for Training Sessions

Take workplace awareness to the next level with these recommended talking points for a safety training session. It’s updated for 2018 with statistics and information about the current fines and penalties for infractions.