Pleaing for Lawmakers to Pass Kelsey's Law before Expiration
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An accident that killed a 17-year-old Sault Ste. Marie girl two years ago was front and center at the state Capitol Monday.
Several people showed up to make another plea to pass Kelsey's Law, which would prohibit young drivers from using cell phones. Kelsey's mother brough thousands of postcards written by students from across the state, urging lawmakers to pass the law before it expires at the end of the month.
One student who admitted to talking on his cell phone while driving says the consequences just aren't worth the call.
"Don't do it. It's dangerous. If you're gonna get a $100 fine and deal with the embarrassment of telling your parents, it's just not worth it."
Kelsey's Law passed the Senate in March and has since been stalled in the House. It would only apply to teens with graduated driver's licenses.