LANSING, Mich., May 11, 2023 — State Reps. Matt Koleszar (D-Plymouth) applauded the official passage of the distracted driving bill today. House Bill 4250, introduced by Koleszar, prohibits a person from using a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle or school bus. After concurring with changes made by the Senate, this bill is now on its way to the governor’s desk. Following the passage of this bill, Koleszar issued the following statement:

“The House took an immense step toward making our roads and highways safer for all Michiganders, and I am elated that this bill passed with bipartisan support from my colleagues. The passed legislation was necessary, as distracted driving accounts for about 25% of all fatal crashes in Michigan. That isn’t just a statistic, but it represents real lives lost. Something needs to be done to protect Michiganders while they are driving on the roads, and this bill does just that.”