The General Assembly passed a bill on Monday which would make talking on a handheld cellphone while driving a vehicle a primary offense.

According to an article by WBAL, under the new bill, a police officer would be able to pull a driver over for talking on a handheld while their vehicle is in motion.

An officer could not pull someone over for talking on a handheld cell while stopped at a red light.

A first offense would be punishable by up to a $75 fine. A second offense could be $125, and a third could be $175.

Be careful out there, Marylanders!