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Snyder Bans Teen Cell Phone Use While Driving

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation prohibiting novice drivers from using a cellphone while behind the wheel Tuesday.

The legislation applies to holders of Level 1 licenses, who must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or another licensed driver at least 21 years old, and those with Level 2 licenses, who can drive alone with some limits on hours and carrying young passengers. It exempts Level 3 drivers, who have full privileges.

Snyder was joined at the bill signing by family members of Kelsey Raffaele, a 17-year-old from the Upper Peninsula who was killed in a crash while chatting on her cellphone. Her grieving mom pushed for "Kelsey's Law."

It will take effect in March.

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