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Did you know, it is now illegal to manually use a cell phone or other mobile electronic device while operating a vehicle on Michigan roads? Operation includes being stopped at a light or in traffic but does not include being legally parked. Under the law, a driver cannot hold or support a phone or other device with any part of their hands, arms, or shoulders.
Even if a cell phone or other device is mounted on your dashboard or connected to your vehicle’s built-in system, you cannot use your hands to operate it beyond a single touch.
As a result, you cannot manually do any of the following on a cell phone or other electronic device while driving:
The law makes holding or manually using a cell phone or other mobile electronic device while operating a vehicle a primary offense—which means an officer can stop and ticket drivers for this violation.
Learn More: https://www.michigan.gov/msp/divisions/ohsp/distracted-driving
Media inquiries can be directed to Director Derrick Jackson – [email protected] or 734-891-2243.