GLEN BURNIE, Md. - One Maryland delegate will be recognized Tuesday afternoon for his efforts in promoting teen driver safety.
Del. James Malone, a Democrat representing Baltimore and Howard counties, is expected to receive the award from the Maryland Teen Safe Driving Coalition at 12:30p.m. at the Maryland MVA in Glen Burnie.
The honor comes after Malone played a significant role in this year’s change of the state handheld cell phone law, which was upgraded from secondary to primary enforcement effective Oct. 1.
Members of the Coalition including: traffic safety experts, nurses, doctors, educators and law enforcement are expected to be among those honoring Malone.
Coalition leader Cathy Gillen will present Malone with the award.
In 1995, Malone became a member of the House of Delegates where he previously served as chairman of a task’s force on driver’s education programs in Maryland.
He is currently the chairman of the Motor Vehicles and Transportation subcommittee and vice chairman of the Environmental Matters Committee.
Malone will retire at the end of the 2014 legislative session.
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