Rear-end collisions can be particularly dangerous for Michigan drivers. If hit while stopped the injuries can be devastating. How many times have you been stopped at a light and and see the driver behind you coming up at a high rate of speed with his or her head in their phone?
The Michigan House Transportation Committee is considering a new bill that would make it illegal for Michigan drivers to use a hand-held electronic device for any purpose while driving. Currently, the law only forbids texting while driving.
Aside from putting you at risk for serious injuries if involved in a car accident, failing to wear your seat belt could make your responsible for a civil infraction. It could also constitute negligence and reduce your tort recovery in a subsequent motor vehicle negligence case against the at-fault driver.