Michigan drivers should already be aware that texting and driving is illegal within the state. In order to take further actions to prevent distracted driving, a state representative has sponsored a bill that would make it illegal for drivers to engage in cellphone-to-ear conversations.
Older Michigan drivers may benefit from new innovative vehicle safety features such as automatic robotic braking and oncoming traffic detection systems. While certain model vehicles already carry smart technology such as blind-spot warning systems, more of these features will be required for new cars by 2020, according to reports.
According to government data, 2015 was not a good year for drivers in Michigan and across the United States. That's because the number of individuals killed on the nation's highways rose by 7.2 percent from 2014.