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Michigan Text Message Ban Passes State House

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

The Michigan House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban sending text messages from cell phones while driving, except to report a traffic accident, road hazard, crime, or medical emergency.  The vote was 62-38 in favor of the bill.  The bill would not affect use of GPS devices.  The bill now goes to the state Senate for consideration.  A majority of the Senate must pass the bill and it must be signed into law by the Governor before it becomes law.

The House also considered, but rejected, a separate bill that would have banned talking on handheld cell phones while driving.

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