Thursday, March 28, 2013

Kelsey’s Law To Ban Teens Talking And Driving

Kelsey’s Law To Ban Teens Talking And Driving

WESTLAND, Mich.- Kelsey’s Law, a new law added to the Michigan Vehicle Code that bans teenage drivers from talking on their cell phones while driving, takes effect today, March 28, 2013. The law was signed by Governor Rick Synder because of the danger of new drivers being distracted by their cell phones. The law is named after Kesey Raffaele, a 17 year-old resident of Sault Ste. Marie, who was killed in a 2010 car accident that occurred while she was talking on her cell phone. The law applies to Level 1 and 2 drivers but not Level 3 drivers—Level 1 is a supervised learner's license, Level 2 is an intermediate license that limits passengers and unsupervised nighttime driving, and Level 3 is a full-privilege driver's license. Level 1 and 2 Drivers will be fined up to $295 in fines and costs and will be convicted for a civil infraction for trying to make a phone call, answering a phone call, listening to a phone call, or for engaging in verbal conversation through a cell phone. However, this does not apply if they are reporting an accident, emergency, dangerous road hazard, a crime, or a situation where their personal safety is in jeopardy. State legislators believe that this will result in a reduction in car accidents in the State. 

Ford SYNC, a voice activated communications system developed by Ford Motor Company, addresses the issue of distracted driving because it allows for hands-free communication, navigation, and entertainment. The Ford SYNC system complies with Kelsey’s law because the law was written to allow individuals to use voice-operated systems integrated into their cars. Ford vehicles that include this system include the 2013 Fusion, Expedition, Mustang, Focus, Fiesta, Taurus, Edge, Flex, and numerous other models.

We can help you drive off in a brand new Ford vehicle outfitted with SYNC! We have a wide inventory of New Ford Cars as well as the ability to help with Used Car LoansNorth Brothers Ford, located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185, is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in Southeast Michigan committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at (888) 806-7163, our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help!

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