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New laws take effect in Maryland on Thursday

WASHINGTON — Many of the laws taking effect in Maryland this Thursday have to do with driving.

  • The speed limit on highways can be raised from 65 to 70 on a case-by-case basis. That’s happening first on I-68 in western Maryland. The State Highway Administration says it will study whether the speed limit can be safely raised in other locations.
  • You can leave your car unattended and running for up to five minutes if it has a remote ignition system or if it’s on private property and locked.
  • Any driver accused in a deadly crash and found to have a blood alcohol content above the legal limit will have their license suspended for at least six months. It used to be 45 days.

Read More Here:  http://wtop.com/maryland/2015/09/new-laws-take-effect-in-maryland-on-thursday/