Text-messaging: Michigan needs a law that says you can't do it while driving
August 28, 2006
A 17-year-old struck a police car while text-messaging a friend in this Detroit-area suburb. The cop got hurt. It was pretty dumb and dangerous.
My question: how long before a Michigan legislator gets a bill drafted and introduces it to make it illegal to drive and text message? Then legislators from other states will see it and sponsor the same thing.
Would a new law keep drivers from being this stupid or would it be lawmakers trying to justify their existence? There's plenty of precedent for the latter.
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