Jun 03, 2023
My car phone hack helps me survive the severe new crackdown laws across the US
A DRIVER has revealed a hack that allows her to use her phone in her car without getting penalized by the strict driving laws in her state. Michigan recently banned cell phone use while behind the
A DRIVER has revealed a hack that allows her to use her phone in her car without getting penalized by the strict driving laws in her state.
Michigan recently banned cell phone use while behind the wheel unless the driver is calling 911.
A TikToker who assumingly lives in the state, Briana Nicole (@bbabyyy2), found a clever way to abide by the law while still getting the amenities from her phone.
"Today, June 30, Michigan has enforced a new law that it is illegal to touch your phone for any reason at all like any reason at all, GPS, music, texting, calls, social media, anything and it is kinda a big deal," she said in a video.
Briana then showed a car accessory that she got, so that she does not have to physically pick up her phone.
She disclaimed: "I don't play on my phone either way I just wanna show you the greatest thing that I have."
Briana then filmed the phone stand that is able to hold her cell up while she drives.
"It has a cup holder so you're not losing a cup holder," she said.
A similar version of this phone stand sells on Amazon for $19.98.
The Miracase phone mount works for most smartphones including iPhones, Samsungs, and Google Pixel phones.
Penalties for breaking Michigan's new law include $100 or 16 hours of community service and or both for a first offense and $250 or 24 hours of community service and or both for a second, local NBC affiliate WEYI reports.
Residents seem willing to bear the burden of this new law as it means the roads will be safer.
Grand Rapids, Michigan resident Roger Rodriguez described the state’s issues with distracted driving: “It drives me nuts, I’m just baffled.
“There’s a law you can’t text, and you see everyone doing it anyways. It’s unbelievable how many people get away with it,” the resident told Detroit Free Press in early June.
Retired General Motors worker and Lansing, Michigan resident Cliff Brannon said: “I feel like there is too high of a percentage of our accidents occurring because of distracted driving.
“Also, with the combination of hands-free devices that are out there, even if you’ve got a car that’s 30 years old, you can buy a hands-free device.
“These things aren’t that expensive, and they work very well,” the resident told the outlet.