LANSING, Mich., April 20, 2023 — The House Transportation, Mobility, and Infrastructure Committee voted out a set of road safety bills yesterday. House Bills 4250-52 are a bipartisan legislative package aiming to strengthen and modernize Michigan’s distracted driving laws — the policies would prohibit drivers from using a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle or school bus and hold accountable those who violate the regulations. After voting in favor of the bills, state Rep. Alabas Farhat (D-Dearborn), a member of the committee, issued the following statement: 


“Fatal car accidents happen way too frequently in Dearborn, as is the case, unfortunately, all across Michigan. As legislators, it is our responsibility to put laws in place that increase public health and safety, so this commonsense bill package has my unwavering support. I am glad to see the legislation move out of committee today — let’s get these bills to the floor and then to the governor’s desk so that there are serious consequences for folks who drive distracted, endangering the lives of themselves and others on the road.”