Distracted driving is dangerous business.

According to the oaklandpress.com, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and safety advocates want to combat distracted driving by restricting the use of cellphones, though pending legislation does not go as far as what she proposed a year ago.

The bill would prohibit motorists under 18 from using a phone while operating a vehicle, except in emergencies.

Adults would be exempt from the ban that already applies to drivers with a learner's or intermediate permit, typically 15 and 16 year olds.

Twenty one states bar hand-held phone use by all motorists, including five that have passed laws since Whitmer called for a universal hands free law in her first State of the State speech 11 months ago.

Governor Whitmer said it's time for us to join the group and that we must work together to get this done.

I agree with this because I have two teenagers who drive and I'm constantly asking them to stay off of their phones while driving.

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