By BRENDAN KIRBY
If you get stopped by a Maryland State Police trooper over the next few months for a traffic violation and your infant is not in a child-safety seat, you might get a ticket or you might get a warning.
You'll definitely get a sheet of paper explaining the importance of the devices and a friendly reminder that police will start cracking down when a new law takes effect in October.
Presently, police can only write tickets for not having child-safety seats if motorists commit another traffic offense. But a new law passed earlier this year will allow officers to pull over cars if they see the offense. The same applies for people not wearing seat belts.