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Kelsey’s Law

Effective March 28, 2013, the Michigan Department of State will implement Public Act 592 of 2012 (Kelsey’s Law), amending the Michigan Vehicle Code 257.602, which provides an individual issued a level 1 or level 2 graduated license under section 257.310e shall not “use” a cellular telephone while operating a motor vehicle upon a highway or street.  
“Use” means to initiate a call, answer a call, or listen to or engage in verbal communication through the cellular telephone.  This does not apply to an individual using a voice-operated system that is integrated into the motor vehicle.  MCL 257.602c applies to current and future level 1 or 2 graduated license holders.

 

MCL 257.602c(1) does not apply to an individual issued a level 1 or level 2 graduated license who is using a cellular telephone to do any of the following: report a traffic accident, medical emergency or serious road hazard; report a situation in which the person believes his or her personal safety is in jeopardy; or to report or avert the perpetration or potential perpetration of a criminal act against the individual or another person.