Michigan’s distracted driving laws prohibit text messaging for all drivers and talking on a cellphone for only certain drivers. Read about the specifics of what the law restricts and fines and other penalties for a texting or cellphone ticket.
Michigan has two types of speeding laws: a “basic speeding law” and “absolute limits.” This article explains the differences between the two and the consequences of a speeding violation. (Also, check out our articles that discuss the different types of speeding laws and ways of fighting a speeding
To qualify for disability parking plates or placards (sometimes incorrectly referred to as “handicapped stickers”) in Michigan, the applicant must be certified as having a disability by a licensed physician. Michigan law defines “physical disability” as:
If you get caught running a stop sign or red light in Michigan, you’ll typically be looking at a fine and points on your driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some specific consequences of a stop sign or red light violation.
Michigan prohibits driving without a valid license, whether revoked, suspended, or never issued. This article explains what constitutes these violations, the possible penalties, and the exemptions to the license requirement.
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Michigan requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.