Michigan Bill Aims to Stop Drivers Under 18 From Using Cellphones

Drivers under the age of 18 wouldn’t be allowed to use cellphones under a bill moving through Lansing.

Right now the state bars drivers with a learner’s or intermediate permit from using a phone while driving.

The bill would also get rid of an exception that lets those with the graduated level one and two licenses use a voice-activated phone system in the car.

It would allow an exception for emergencies.

The legislation will go to the Senate when they return to session in January.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she supports the bill.