Distracted Driving Bills Passed

May 5, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Michigan drivers would be prohibited from using a mobile device while driving under a bipartisan package passed by the House.

Key points:

Under the proposal, a driver would be fined by increased amounts beginning with the first violation and have points added to their driving record for a second or subsequent violation. If they violated the prohibition three or more times, the courts could require the driver to take a driver improvement course.

Additionally, the Michigan State Police would issue a report to the governor and legislature with information related to violations of using a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle or school bus.

Next steps:

The bills were referred to the Senate Civil Rights, Judiciary, and Public Safety Committee for consideration.

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