House approves Rep. Lucido bill to improve safety of Michigan drivers

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The Michigan House today unanimously approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Peter Lucido to require the drivers training curriculum to include instruction on what to do if pulled over by law enforcement.

Currently, it is not an educational requirement to teach drivers what to do when pulled over.

“In recent years across the country we’ve seen videos of traffic stops gone wrong. This bill focuses on safety, and drivers knowing their rights,” said Lucido, of Shelby Township. “This legislation ensures public safety and officer safety.”

This bill requires that people going through drivers training be taught what to do when emergency lights are activated by law enforcement through pulled over process.

Lucido said Illinois recently amended its law to require driver’s education to teach students the proper procedure when pulled over by police.

House Bill 4705 advances to the Senate for consideration.