Texting Ban Signed into Law

Texting while driving is now against the law in Michigan.

Governor Jennifer Granholm signed the bill into law today.

It takes effect July 1st.

The law bans sending, typing or reading text messages or e-mails while driving.

Local law enforcement officials have told us they think it’s a good idea.

Texting will be a primary offense.

That means if you get caught sending a text, police have the ability to pull you over just for doing that.

The fine is $100 for the first offense and $200 for every ticket after that.

The law doesn’t ban making cell phone calls while driving.

The governor says she hopes state lawmakers take the next step and require the use of hands-free technology.