BRIGHTON, Mich.- Kelsey’s Law, banning teen cell phone use while driving, has taken effect as of today. This law was signed into law in order to reduce the number of accidents related to distracted driving. Kelsey Raffaele, the law's namesake, was killed in a 2010 car accident while talking on a cell phone. Politicians and safety officers believe that the adoption of the law will result in safer Michigan roads.
The law applies to Level 1 and 2 drivers under the Michigan Graduated License System and not citizens with full-privilege driver's licenses. Level 1 and Level 2 are steps in the State's driver education process. Level 1 is a supervised learner's permit and Level 2 is an intermediate license that restricts a teen's passengers and nighttime driving. Level 3 is a full-privilege driver's license.
A teen who violates Kelsey’s Law by talking on their cell phone while driving can be fined up to $295, delay the driver's licensing process, and receive a conviction for a civil infraction. Ford SYNC (a system that ties together your phone, entertainment, and navigations systems) has been designed for hands-free cell phone use which can prevent these types of accidents, complying with Kelsey's Law. Kelsey’s Law allows hands-free systems for communication, but they must be integrated into the vehicle like SYNC.
Ford vehicles that include this system include the 2013 Ford Fusion, 2013 Ford Fiesta, 2013 Ford Mustang, 2013 Ford Focus, 2013 Ford Taurus, 2013 Ford Edge, 2013 Ford Flex , and numerous other models. Explore SYNC on one of our New Ford Cars or check out our Low Mileage Used Cars! Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Avenue, just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford visit BrightonFord.com or give us a call at (800)-836-8206.