Novice Drivers Cellphone Ban Known As: Kelsey’s Law
Under MCL 257.320a there is a cellphone ban for all novice drivers, also known as Kelsey’s Law. Those individuals holding a level I or level II drivers license are be unable to use a cellphone while operating a vehicle, hence a cellphone ban for novice drivers under Kelsey’s law.
These types of licenses already maintain restrictions on an individual either requiring them to have a parent or guardian with them while driving (level I) or only being able to drive during certain hours or the day and with a certain amount of individuals inside the vehicle (level II). The violation will be rendered in the form of a civil infraction that is to be then determined by the municipality.
There are apparently going to be exceptions to the new law, which will allow drivers to use hands-free calling. These exceptions will be found in vehicles having wireless phone capabilities. This new law goes hand-in-hand with the no texting while driving law that was put into place not long ago. This cellphone ban, however, will restrict young drivers falling within the age and driving regulations targeted by Kelsey’s law.
The general purpose of the law is to protect others on the roadways. Everyone has to admit that cellphones in general are distraction, no matter who and when you are using it.
It is always smart and essential to know the laws that apply to you, your family, and your friends. The smallest ticket can impact your license and ability to drive. This is said because an accumulation of points can create a revoked license. Moreover, obtaining infractions when having a low-level drivers license can increase the length of time the individual has such a license.
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