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      Kelsey's Law means no cell phones for most teen drivers

      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.