Shelby Township Police News
TEXTING & DRIVING STATE LAW NOW IN EFFECT
The Shelby Township Police Department wants residents to be aware that a New State Law (257-602b) bans the typing, sending and reading of all text messages while driving.
Banned devices include wireless 2-way communication devices, including cell phones in a person's hand or lap while operating a motor vehicle THAT IS MOVING on a highway or street.
Exemptions & Exceptions: GPS or navigation systems affixed to motor vehicles are exempt. There are also exceptions for the public for the purpose of reporting crashes, crimes and other emergencies. Also, while in the course of their official duties, law enforcement, fire fighters (paid and volunteer) and operators of emergency vehicles are exempt.
Officers MAY OBTAIN CONSENT to examine a 2-way communication device; however, without consent, Officers MAY NOT lawfully seize and individual's device to examine the contents. Officers MAY NOT obtain a search warrant or investigative subpoena solely for a violation of 257.602b because this violation is a civil infraction.
Click the link below to view the New State Law:
MICHIGAN'S EMERGENCY VEHICLE CAUTION LAW
Click the link below to view information and FAQ's
"Move Over" law
GRADUATED DRIVER’S LICENSE RESTRICTIONS
GIFT OF LIFE ORGAN DONATION
Every day, first responders put themselves in harm's way to serve and protect the public. For some, their service to the community continues even after they are gone.
Our department is joining forces with dozens of police departments and other first responders across the state to honor our fallen heroes who have given their final gifts through organ, tissue and eye donation.
It's important to know that everyone can sign up to donate life, regardless of age or medical history. Donors can save up to eight lives by providing organs for transplant and improve the lives of up to 75 others through the gifts of tissues and corneas.
You can help us to honor the fallen heroes among us and provide hope to the more than 3,300 people in the state waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry today at giftoflifemichigan.org/go/fallenheroes.