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Categories: Lucido News 25Oct Rep. Lucido testifies on bills to protect Michigan drivers State Rep. Peter Lucido this week testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of two bills that clarify rules for drivers and ensure their safety.The first bill stipulates that a license plate is to be considered “clearly visible” when the plate is free from any obstruction.“I would never think in a million years I would have to talk about a license plate obstruction,” said Lucido, of Shelby Township. “But it’s obvious that we need some clarity in the law.”District Court Judge William Hackel III of Macomb County brought the idea of clarifying the law to Lucido.The current statute is very broad. Law enforcement can conduct a traffic stop if the individual’s license plate has a foreign object that obstructs any portion of the license plate regardless the circumstances or construction of the vehicle.The second bill requires the drivers training curriculum to include instruction on what to do when pulled over by law enforcement.This bill requires that people going through drivers training be taught what to do if they are pulled over and how to react to police officer commands, which is not a current educational requirement.Lucido said it recently became law in Illinois to require drivers education to teach students the proper procedure when pulled over by police.House Bills 4705 and 4881 remain under consideration by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.###