Except for novice drivers, there is no prohibition on cell phone use or texting while driving in Michigan. Laws prohibiting handheld cellphones and prohibiting texting have been introduced into the Michigan legislature and have not passed. Michigan allows localities to determine their own cell-phone driving laws and the city of Detroit prohibits handheld cell phone use while driving.
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.