Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance; audio on distracted driving legislation

Rep. Sheppard talks about his HB 4199, which increases the penalty for texting while driving in Michigan. The plan raises the penalty from $100 for a first violation to $250, and from $200 for a second violation up to $500. HB 4199 is part of a bipartisan package that would add reading an email or…

Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Monroe County; audio on distracted driving legislation

Rep. Sheppard talks about his legislation to increase the penalty for texting while driving in Michigan from $100 for a first violation to $250, and from $200 for a second violation up to $500.  Other legislation in the same package would add reading an email or sending a message on cellphone social media apps to…