Michigan

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Michigan. For more information, consult the State Highway Safety Office.

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AV legislation

Authorizes full deployment of AVs without a human operator.

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Motorcycle Helmet Required?

Helmets required for riders under 21 or for riders and passengers without additional insurance. Universal helmet law repealed 2012.

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Length of Regular Renewal Cycle

4 years

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Provisions for Mature Drivers

None

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DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs

Zero tolerance for some drugs

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Marijuana Possession and Use

Legal for medical and recreational use

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Marijuana Impaired Driving

Zero tolerance for THC

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Rural Interstates: Cars (MPH)

70 (75 on select segments)

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Rural Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

65

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Urban Interstates: Cars (MPH)

70

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Urban Interstates: Trucks (MPH)

60; 55 if speed limit for cars is less than 70 MPH

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Other Limited Access Roads: Cars (MPH)

70

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Other Limited Access Roads: Trucks (MPH)

60; 55 if speed limit for cars is less than 70 MPH

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Ignition Interlocks

Mandatory for high BAC (0.17) and repeat convictions

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Open container laws

Yes

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Repeat Offender Laws

Yes

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Increased penalty for high BAC

0.17

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Administrative license suspension on first offense

30-180 days

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Limited driving privileges during suspension

After 45 days

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Child Restraint Required

Under age 8 and under 57" tall

Under 4 yrs in rear seat if available

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Adult Safety Belt Permissible

8-15 yrs or 57" or taller

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Full Privilege Minimum Age

17 years

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Learner Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

14 / 9

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Learner Stage: Minimum Duration (Months)

6

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Learner Stage: Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours in Parenthesis)

50 (10)

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Intermediate Stage: Minimum Age (Years/Months)

16

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Intermediate Stage: Nighttime Driving Restriction

10 p.m. - 5 a.m.

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Intermediate Stage: Passenger Restrictions (Except Family, Unless Noted)

No more than 1 under 21

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Type of Law

Primary

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Who is Covered?

16 and over

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In What Seat?

Front

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Text Messaging Ban?

All drivers. Primary law.

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Hand-Held Ban?

No

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All Cell Phone Ban? School Bus Drivers

Yes, handheld ban. Primary law.

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All Cell Phone Ban? Novice Drivers

Drivers with Level 1 or Level 2 license. Primary law.

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Speed Cameras: State Law

None

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Speed Cameras: Where Permitted

n/a

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Red Light Cameras: State Law

None

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Red Light Cameras: Where Permitted

n/a

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