LANSING, Mich., May 3, 2023 — The House of Representatives passed bills to mitigate distracted driving yesterday. State Rep. Nate Shannon (D-Sterling Heights), chair of the House Transportation, Mobility, and Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement after the vote:
“I was proud to be able to bring these bills before my committee, send them to the floor and vote to pass them. Michigan’s laws do not go far enough to protect drivers on the roads. We can’t solely focus on fixing the roads and infrastructure; we must also ensure drivers stay alert and focused while they’re behind the wheel. Passing these bills can save lives, and I am focused on keeping our workers, families, friends and community members safe.”
Distracted Driving Bill Package:
HB 4250: Prohibits an individual from using a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle or school bus.
HB 4251: Prescribes the number of points assigned to a person’s driving record for violating that prohibition.
HB 4252: Requires the Department of State Police to submit a report to the governor and Legislature, 40 months after the law takes effect, that includes information related to violations of using a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle or school bus.