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| November 01, 2009

MARYLAND. The state now bans sending text messages while driving. Offenders face up to a $500 fine and one point on their driving record. Exceptions are made for emergencies.

WASHINGTON. Construction is scheduled to be completed early in November on westbound lanes of Interstate 90 east of Seattle. Eastbound and westbound lane restrictions are slowing traffic. Work on another section of the freeway will begin next spring.