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.
Shelby Township has been ranked in this year's Top 50 Safest Cities in Michigan. We are pleased to share this distinction with our residents and business owners. Click here to read The Safest Cities in Michigan Report.
HOPE NOT HANDCUFFS
In an effort to combat substance abuse/addiction facing some of our residents, the Shelby Township Police Department has partnered with the Families Against Narcotics (FANG) in the "Hope Not Handcuffs" initiative. All police agencies in Macomb County have agreed to participate in this program. The program took effect February 1st, 2017. Individuals seeking help are to report to the front desk of the police department; they must be at least 18 years of age. The necessary people will be contacted to start the process.
The "Hope Not Handcuffs" program has been a countywide success; after just two months, over 100 individuals have taken advantage of the program.
SAFE DELIVERY FOR NEWBORNS
The State of Michigan passed a law that went into effect January 1, 2001, that allows for an anonymous surrender of an infant (birth to 72 hours or age), to an emergency service provider (ESP). An ESP is a uniformed or otherwise identified employee of a fire department, hospital, or police station that is inside the building and on duty. Click on the following two links for more information.
Safe Delivery of Newborns Law FACT Sheet Safe Delivery of Newborns Handbook