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Maryland: One Of The Most Unfriendly States For Drivers

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SALISBURY, Md- Attention Maryland drivers, this summer many of you will be hitting the road, and while you're out there, road regulations may be putting a big damper on your ride.

Traffic cameras, cell phone talk and text prohibitions, and rising tolls, those are just some of the factors in a new study that calls Maryland one of the most unfriendly states for drivers.

Gwen Armstrong says, "Well if you think about it Maryland does have a lot of stipulations as far as speed cameras, as far as gas prices they're on the rise."

Brittney Minerva commented, "I definitely think that the tolls are ridiculous prices."

The study was conducted by the National Motorists Association, a driver advocacy group based out of Wisconsin.    

John Bowman of the NMA stated, "Red light cameras which Maryland has many across the state, really have nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with generating revenue."

Maryland drivers agree.

Phillip Thomas says, "Illegal, bad idea, not constitutional" and Minerva also agreed, "If they want to catch someone speeding they should catch them themselves without a camera"

Even though some aren't fans of these regulations other Marylanders think it keeps drivers more focused and keeps roads safer.  

Armstrong continued, "I think it's very fair simply because there's a lot of accidents that go on, people are very careless with their cell phones and it's causing a lot, a lot of deaths and accidents this year"

The NMA says their study is an accurate representation of which states are out to protect drivers, and which ones are out for their money.

If you're wondering what Maryland's official number was on the list, it was number 6. Our neighbor Washington, DC topped the list at number 1, as the least friendliest place for drivers.

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