Under Kelsey’s Law which went into effect on March 28, teen drivers in Michigan with a Level 1 or Level 2 license under the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program are prohibited from using a cell phone while driving.
The law banning mobile phone use, called Kelsey’s Law, is named in honor of Kelsey Raffaele, 17, of Sault Ste. Marie, who died in a mobile phone-related automobile crash in 2010.
Each year about 183,000 teens between the ages of 14 years, 9 months and 17 years old have a Level 1 or Level 2 GDL. In 2011 in Michigan, 52 people were killed and 452 were seriously injured in crashes involving drivers ages 17 and younger. Of those fatalities, 16 were a 14-17-year-old driver.
Find out more at www.michigan.gov/teendriver
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