‘Operation Ghostrider’ – Michigan Police Crack Down on Distracted Driving
Cell phone use, of course, is obvious. But they'll be looking for other forms of distracted driving, too.
Michigan State Police are cracking down on distracted driving in a big way - they're going undercover.
They'll be riding in unmarked cars, keeping their eye out for distracted driving. When they see something, they'll notify a marked squad car.
Texting while driving has been against the law since 2010 in Michigan. A first offense carries a $100 fine, while more than one is $200.
And it's not just texting, either. A list of possible distractions includes:
- Using a cell phone and/or texting
- Eating, drinking
- Talking to passengers (really???)
- Reading, including maps
- Using a navigation system
- Watching a video
- Changing the radio station, CD, or MP3 player.
So, in short, don't do those things.