Michigan has just enacted its first law against texting while driving. Effective Thursday, July 1, 2010, it is now illegal for a driver of a vehicle to read, type or send a text message from a mobile device situated in the driver’s hand or lap.
This is the first state-wide legislation enacted, and it supersedes any local laws that were previously enacted.
Effective July 1, 2010, it will be a civil infraction to text and drive, and a first offense carries a $100.00 fine. A second and all other subsequent offenses carry a $200.00 fine.
Click here to read the Detroit Free Press story on the new law: Mobile Texting Ban Nearly Here