Several new laws take effect in Michigan Thursday. One of which is "Kelsey's Law." It bans most teenagers from talking on their phones while driving. T he law applies to most drivers under seventeen. It's named after a 17-year-old from the U.P. who was killed while talking on her phone.
A billboard has recently gone up in Mount Morris Township to act as a reminder about the new law.
N ationally, car crashes are the leading cause of death for young drivers. In 2011, 154 fatal crashes in Michigan were caused by a driver under 21. So far this year, there have been more than 300,000 crashes due to cell phones in the U.S.