Dialing 911 activates the police and fire emergency response system. The use of 911 is reserved for situations where life or property is in immediate danger. All requests for medical or fire response should be made by dialing 911. For questions or routine requests for police response, dial 248-246-3500.
Ban on Texting While Driving
The statute amends the Michigan Vehicle Code to prohibit a person from reading, typing, or sending text messages using a wireless two-way communication device, including a wireless phone located in a person's hand or lap, while operating a moving motor vehicle on a street or highway in the state. Under the statute, the police have the right to stop a motorist and write them a ticket for texting while driving as a primary offense. Which means, texting alone is enough cause to be pulled over; no other offense need be committed. A conviction for first offenders is a civil infraction and carries a penalty of $100 and a $200 fine for subsequent violations.
Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign
Warning: Fatal Texting While Driving Car Accident - Realistic Distracted Driving Crash Video. This video was produced for the "Remembering Ally: Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign." The campaign was created by the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan in memory of Ally Zimmerman, a 16-year-old Romeo High School student and Oakland County resident. Please direct all questions to Jim Santilli, Executive Director of the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan, at 248-334-4971 or via e-mail.
We frequently get asked for patches from collectors and other agencies; however, due to Homeland Security concerns, we do not sell or give away our police department patches.
"Each day in the United States, more than eight people are killed and 1,161 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.
Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. Distracted driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash."