Bill would require driver education curriculum to include traffic stop information

Driver education bill

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A state lawmaker wants to make a change to the driver education curriculum in Michigan.

A House Bill introduced this week would require classroom instruction on the proper actions to be taken by a driver during a traffic stop.

Tips on how to act when police pull you over is not part of the state's mandated classroom instruction.

Currently, students are required to have at least 24 hours of classroom instruction over the course of three or more weeks.

Only a handful of states currently require police stop protocol as part of its driver education curriculum.

It became part of Virginia's driver education curriculum last month. Illinois approved a similar measure in 2016. Three other states are considering similar changes.

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