DEARBORN, Mich. – AAA Michigan strongly supports legislation passed by the Michigan Senate today (March 15) which prohibits novice teen drivers from talking on cell phones while driving. Senate Bill No. 756, which was approved by a 28-10 vote, now goes to the Michigan House for consideration.
Under the legislation, teenage drivers with a Level 1 or 2 license will have to comply with cell phone restrictions. The only exceptions would be allowing new teen drivers to report an accident, emergency or crime. Numerous studies have shown that new teen drivers are far more likely to be involved in cell phone-related crashes than older drivers.
To help new teen drivers – and their parents – AAA offers a web site, TeenDriving.AAA.com .This comprehensive resource provides extensive state-specific information and useful tools to help teenagers improve their driving skills. New drivers will find helpful interactive exercises, quizzes and games as well as videos of experts and teens talking about driving. The site also includes a downloadable parent-teen driving agreement.