LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation prohibiting novice drivers from using a cellphone while behind the wheel
The bill applies to holders of Level 1 licenses, who must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or another driver at least 21 years old. It also covers Level 2 licenses, which allow driving alone with limits on hours and carrying of young passengers.
It exempts drivers with full privileges.
Snyder signed the bill Tuesday in Lansing and was joined by the family of Kelsey Raffaele, a 17-year-old from the Upper Peninsula who was killed in a crash while chatting on her cellphone. Her mom pushed for "Kelsey's Law."
Snyder says the law is "very personal" to him because he also has a daughter named Kelsey who recently got her driver's license.
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