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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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Distracted driving is dangerous. The Michigan State Police report that distracted driving was involved in 20,115 crashes and 72 fatalities in 2017.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and a good time to remind motorists that Michigan law prohibits a driver from reading, typing or sending a text message while driving. While any number of distractions can take our eyes or attention off the road — like talking on the phone, eating or using a dashboard touchscreen — text messaging is the riskiest. In fact, a texting driver may have his or her eyes off the road for 5 seconds at a time. That’s enough time to travel the length of a football field at 55 miles per hour.

Safety officials advise motorists to keep their phone out of reach when driving. Let’s all drive like our family is in the next car and keep our eyes on the road and our hands on the wheel!

Free Pure Michigan travel guide now available online

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Whether you enjoy warm weather fun on the water, in the woods or at the golf course, Michigan has it all!

The 2019 Pure Michigan Spring/Summer Travel Guide features lighthouses, tiny towns, national forests and Great Lakes shore experiences as well as craft beer, casino and urban destinations. The publication also includes a seasonal calendar of festival events. Download the free guide at, or call my office and we’ll arrange to mail you one.

Free Michigan fishing guide

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April 1 marks the beginning of Michigan’s 2019 fishing license season. The 2019 Michigan Fishing Guide is now available and features information on licenses, seasons, new and general regulations, county exceptions, inland trout and salmon regulations and more. The publication is available where fishing licenses are sold or online at The online version is always up to date and available to download.

Anglers can buy their fishing license in person at a local license retailer or online at The annual fee for a resident all-species fishing license is $26; an annual senior license is available for $11 for residents 65 or older.

Call 811 before digging

Spring is the season for tree planting, outdoor projects and more.

The Michigan Public Service Commission reminds homeowners to call 811 before starting an outdoor digging project. Trained workers from local utilities will mark the approximate locations of underground gas, electric, communications, water or sewer lines so people can dig around them to keep buried utility lines safe. More information is available at


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The 28th Senate District

The 28th Senate District consists of the cities of Cedar Springs, Grandville, Rockford, Walker, Wyoming city, and the townships of Algoma, Alpine, Byron, Cannon, Courtland, Grattan, Nelson, Oakfield, Plainfield, Solon, Sparta, Spencer, Tyrone, and Vergennes in Kent County.

Contact Me

Serving the constituents of the 28th Senate district is very important to me and I encourage you to contact me with any state issues. You may contact me by calling toll-free 1-855-347-8028 or emailing

I look forward to serving you, and I encourage you to contact me if I can assist you in any way or if you have an idea to help move our state forward.

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Senator Peter MacGregor
S-132 Capitol Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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