Learn & Lead: Driving Safety
NEW DRIVING LAW EFFECTIVE June 30, 2023
The law makes holding or using a cell phone while driving a PRIMARY OFFENSE– meaning an officer could pull someone over and ticket them for this offense.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, crashes are the leading cause of death for youth, ages 15-20. As members of the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning Action Team for Young Drivers, we are committed to reducing teen injury and fatalities on our roads. We believe one of the best ways to make this happen is to engage youth to lead this effort. Students understand the pressures they face when driving or riding in a car, which is why they should play an active role in helping each other stay safe. We work with students to give them the knowledge, skills and support they need to lead health & safety initiatives in their school and community. Check out some of these great examples of students helping their peers stay safe while driving. Contact us to schedule a training if you are concerned about safe driving at your school.