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Michigan Texting Ban (WHILE DRIVING) Is In Place as of July 1, 2010

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July 2, 2010       1 Comments
By: O. J. Cunningham

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Michigan's Texting Ban Effective Today: As of today, July 1, 2010, it is illegal in Michigan to text while driving and could result in fines.

The law says that reading, typing, or sending a text or email on any wireless two-way communication device behind the wheel is illegal. This civil infraction carries a first-time $100 fine and $200 in fines for subsequent violations.

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lupine2 Says:       On July 08, 2010 at 02:07 PM
The texting law was only 50% of the battle against distraction while driving. The law should have included all cell phone usage. I was recently in New Jersey where all cell phone usage while driving is banned.
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O. J. Cunningham

O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.

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