Driving & Cell Phone Use Restrictions

By: Ali Gorman
By: Ali Gorman

State Senator Buzz Thomas of Detroit has introduced a bill that would restrict using your cell phone while driving in the fast lane or while passing another car.

This follows legislation passed in the state House of Representatives that restricts all use of cell phones for driving teenagers.

Opponents of the bill say there is not enough evidence to prove cell phone use, in and of itself, causes accidents. This is something Anne Readett of the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says they will continue to collect data for. Last year, 1021 accidents in Michigan involved cell phones.

This bill sits in committee, while the bill affecting teenage drivers goes to the state Senate this week.


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