Attention parents of new drivers, please remind them that Kelsey’s Law takes effect on March 28, which does not allow them to talk on a cell phone while driving.
According to a message from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, “Kelsey’s Law” states a driver with a level 1 or level 2 graduated license shall not use a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle either on the highway or any other street.
In this case, “use” means to initiate a call, answer a call, or listen to or engage in verbal communication via a cell phone, according to the Sheriff’s office message.
The new law does not apply to someone using a voice-operated system that is integrated into the motor vehicle.
This law applies to current and future Level 1 or 2 graduated license holders, and the Sheriff’s Office promotes the Sheriffs Telling Our Parents and Promoting Educated Drivers or “STOPPED” program as a way to work with parents of young drivers.
For more information on this program, click here.
For full details, view this message on the web.