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By Neil Davis

Unfortunately, as a Detroit auto accidents lawyer, the effects of distracted driving couldn’t be clearer. I see people whose lives are shattered due to someone else’s carelessness behind the wheel. Now the state has decided to update laws in an effort to decrease the amount of accidents occurring because a driver is distracted.

Experienced Detroit Auto Accidents Lawyer Applauds Effort To Decrease Distracted Driving

Michigan just took another step to help make our roads safer. On November 1, the state updated a law that increases restrictions on the use of cellular phones while driving. It is now illegal to use a hand held device to answer, send or compose a text message. Additionally, it is now illegal to use a cell phone if the driver must press more than one button or if the phone is being held in one hand.

A first-time offender will receive a $100 fine and a subsequent offense will be fined $200.  It is also now illegal for a driver to reach for something if the action compromises a safe driving position as well as provide stricter guidelines for commercial vehicles along with school buses.

These new laws do not apply in a few specific situations however:

  • If the driver is trying to report an accident, medical emergency or serious road hazard
  • If the driver is calling to report a situation where he or she believes his or her safety is in danger
  • If the driver is reporting a suspected criminal act
  • Or a driver is carrying out official duties as a police officer or fire fighter.

If you or your loved one has suffered serious personal injuries due to another driver’s distracted driver, call an aggressive Detroit auto accidents lawyer today.

About the Author
Neil Davis, owner of Davis Law Center, is a seasoned attorney specializing in personal injury cases. With over 30 years of experience, he has successfully secured millions in compensation for injured individuals. Neil is a dedicated advocate for justice and an active member of legal associations. Personal injury law is complex and best handled by a competent attorney who can effectively evaluate, prepare, present, and fight to win your case. Neil prides himself on doing all these things for his clients and would be honored to have the opportunity to discuss your case with you.