It could be illegal to hold you phone to talk and drive at the same time.

Lawmakers are proposing to make Michigan the 15th state to ban driving and holding a cellphone. It is already illegal to text and drive in Michigan, but that law is vague and hard to enforce. The new law would ban all hand-held devices while driving. You will still be able to talk on the phone hands-free in your car.

A house committee will meet on May 30th to discuss the bill. The fine on the new law will jump from $150 to $250 for a first violation. A second will cost you $500 with the new bill. The new law also bans the use of hand-held devices while stopped at traffic lights.

I am very guilty of checking a quick email or text while stopped at a light, but I only talk on the phone when it is synced with the Bluetooth in my car. I think this law will help drivers pay attention to the road and keep everyone a little safer.


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