Monday, June 28, 2010
Rules of the ban
•Texting while driving becomes illegal starting Thursday.
•The law prohibits reading, typing or sending text messages using a wireless two-way communication device in the person's hand or lap while driving a car.
•Drivers can still use dash-mounted navigation systems.
•Police can pull over drivers if they see them texting at the wheel, even if there's no other reason to flag them down.
•Violators will be fined up to $100 for a first offense, and up to $200 for additional offenses.
•The ticket won't come with points, and will not become part of a driver's permanent record.
Source: Detroit News research