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Driver’s license bills signed into law

The governor recently signed my legislation to allow drivers eligible for a daytime only restricted license to be exempt from the nighttime driving requirements to obtain a driver’s license.

I introduced Public Acts 33 and 34 of 2019 (Senate Bills 192 and 193) after hearing from Jack Carrier of Jenison, who was unable to complete standard driver’s training courses due to a medical condition that hinders his nighttime vision.

The state of Michigan currently issues daytime restricted licenses to individuals over 18 who have a medical condition that prevents them from driving at night, but because of the nighttime driving requirements of driver’s training, Jack’s condition prevented him from completing the course, even though he was a capable driver in every other way.

The law now allows student drivers who legally cannot drive at night to forego the nighttime driving requirement to obtain their graduated license. Drivers still must complete the standard hours of supervised driving required.

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In April, Jack Carrier and I testified on Senate Bills 192 and 193 before the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Victory reminds motorists of expanded “Move Over Law”

With so many motorists sharing the road during the summer travel season, I want to remind drivers about the new “Move Over Law.” The new law is designed to increase safety and better protect people working on or beside busy Michigan roadways.

Public Act 349 of 2018 requires drivers to slow down and move over a lane if possible when passing waste collection, road maintenance and utility service vehicles with flashing amber lights — the same as required with police and emergency vehicles on the side of the road. Notably, the new law also requires drivers to reduce their speed by 10 mph below the speed limit when passing these vehicles, as well as stationary emergency vehicles.

When out on the road, if you see a vehicle stopped ahead with flashing lights — whether it’s a police car, fire truck or tow truck — slow down and, if possible, move over a lane.

Celebrate the Fourth of July!

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Victory announces July office hours

As your state senator, I am committed to maintaining open communication by holding monthly office hours every month throughout the district.

I will be available to answer questions, provide information and assistance, and take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district.

Please feel free to stop in. No appointment is necessary. If you would like to attend but are unable to make any of the following dates, you can always check out my website for next month’s office hours at, or feel free to call my office at 517-373-6920.

Monday, July 15
9 to 10 a.m.
DeBoer’s Bakery
380 West 16th St.

Friday, July 19
10 to 11 a.m. (note the time change)
Pine Street Cafe
401 Pine St.

Saturday, July 20
8 to 9 a.m.
Sprinkles Donut Shop
6450 28th Ave.

Monday, July 22
9 – 10 a.m.
Murphy’s Family Restaurant
4963 Lake Michigan Drive

Michigan's 30th Senate District

The 30th State Senate District includes all of Ottawa county.

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Senator Roger Victory
4100 Connie Binsfeld Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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