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Snyder to sign cellphone ban for novice drivers

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LANSING, MI (AP) -

Gov. Rick Snyder is preparing to sign legislation prohibiting novice drivers from using a cellphone while behind the wheel.

The governor plans to sign the bill Tuesday afternoon in his Lansing office.

The legislation applies to holders of Level 1 licenses, who must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or another licensed driver at least 21 years old, and those with Level 2 licenses, who can drive alone with some limits on hours and carrying young passengers.

It exempts Level 3 drivers, who have full privileges.

Snyder will be joined at the bill signing by family members of Kelsey Raffaele, a 17-year-old from the Upper Peninsula who was killed in a crash while chatting on her cellphone. Her grieving mom pushed for "Kelsey's Law."

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