Texting While Driving Traffic Tickets in Romulus MI
Most Michigan residents are aware that it has been against the law to text while driving, anywhere in the State, since 2010.
However, our experienced traffic lawyers have found that texting while driving tickets are extremely common in Romulus near Metro Detroit airport.
Why Texting Traffic Tickets are Common in Romulus
Keep in mind that the Michigan texting while driving law specifically prohibits “reading, typing or sending text messages” using “any wireless two-way communication device in a person’s hand or lap while driving a car”. To be very clear: texting includes reading, not just typing, on your cell phone.
When travelling to the airport, hurried drivers are often tempted to check their phone to see if their flight is departing on time. Similarly, when you are rushing to the airport to pick up a friend, relative, or business associate, it can seem harmless to check your phone to see if they have arrived.
But keep in mind that the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) area in Romulus is crawling with police officers, who are vigilantly observing drivers in the area at all times.
In addition to the Romulus Police Department, there is a special the Airport Police Department with authority to write traffic tickets at Wayne County (Detroit Metropolitan) Airport.
Additionally, Michigan State Police are frequently found on one of the airport area freeways in Romulus – such as I-94 and I-275. And since Romulus is located in Wayne County, there is also the possibility of receiving a traffic ticket from a Wayne County Sherriff deputy.
Penalty for Texting While Driving Traffic Tickets in Romulus
For a first offense of texting while driving, motorists are fined $100. Subsequent offenses are fined $200.
However, keep in mind that a hyper vigilant officer can also add on charges to a driving while texting offense that may come with points and even bigger fines.
For example, if the officer believes your cell phone use resulted in an accident or a manner that could have endangered property or people, you could be issued a Careless Driving ticket instead. Careless Driving is a 3 point offense anywhere in Michigan, and in Romulus the fines for a Careless Driving Ticket are $195.00 without an accident and $225 with an accident.
Trucker Driving While Texting Tickets in Romulus
If you are a trucker and you are caught texting while driving in Romulus or anywhere in Michigan you are subject to even greater penalty.
According to recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration law (different from Michigan’s texting bans), commercial truck drivers are not allowed to use cell phones while driving, at all. This means truckers cannot text, talk on the phone or even on speaker, or even read directions on a phone.
The Federal civil penalties for truckers are a very steep $2,750 for each offense. And commercial truck and bus companies will face a maximum penalty of $11,000.
States also suspend a truck driver’s CDL (commercial driver’s license) after two or more serious traffic violations and disqualify a trucker for multiple offenses.
Best Romulus Traffic Ticket Lawyers
If you have received a traffic ticket for texting, or any other traffic violation in Romulus or anywhere on Michigan, your next step should be to talk to an experienced traffic lawyer.
Our Romulus area traffic lawyers are committed to offering you the most effective representation in your traffic ticket case, at the most affordable prices. And your first consultation is always FREE.
In most situations we can represent you without the need for you to appear in court – and no need for you to return to Romulus, if you are from out of the area.
Romulus Traffic Ticket Lawyers: 800-717-4757