Sen. Johnson speaks with Fox 2 Detroit about Distracted Driving

May 6, 2019

Senator Ruth Johnson speaks with Fox 2 Detroit about her Distracted Driving legislation.

Statistics show that it takes a change in the law to change behavior.

That is why The Kiefer Foundation created #HandsFreeMichigan, a non-profit, grassroots movement to take another step forward in the fight to end distracted driving and all associated traffic deaths and injuries in the state of Michigan and throughout the United States.

Join us in our initiative by taking the pledge at handsfreemichigan.org.

The Kiefer Foundation Is Seeking a Hands Free Law in Michigan

March 28, 2019

Mitchel Kiefer should have turned 21 on March 27, 2019, but the Michigan State freshman never made it to his 19th birthday.

Mitchel was rear-ended by a distracted driver on Sept. 19, 2016, forcing him into oncoming traffic on I-96. His vehicle was hit by a truck and Mitchel was killed instantly.

So, instead of celebrating Mitchel’s 21st birthday with him, Mitchel’s family facilitated a press conference with the Detroit Police Department to introduce a new legislation to end distracted driving in the State of Michigan.

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Calls for Hands Free Legislation

Feb. 12, 2019

The Kiefer family attended the State of the State Address as guests of Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Governor Whitmer recognized Mitchel Kiefer and his family and expressed a desire to end distracted driving in the State of Michigan.