Earlier today Yesterday, the Michigan House Transportation Committee approved legislation that would make texting while driving a civil infraction in Michigan.
The State House has not yet posted the committee minutes, so it is unclear what the exact vote was on the legislation.
The bill still needs to pass the House and Senate before it can be signed into law by the Governor. Michigan has a $2 billion budget deficit that needed to be solved a month ago, so hopefully the state legislature won’t waste too much time passing legislation that won’t work aimed at cracking down on something that most drivers understand isn’t that dangerous.
But just in case, now might be a good time to call your representative and tell them that banning texting is a bad idea, and certainly not a top priority.
(Hat tip, John, Jake)