"Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia beat Michigan to the punch when it comes to banning texting while driving. Yet it was Michigan's governor who was the one who signed it into law Friday under the approving gaze of Oprah Winfrey.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed the legislation that bans sending, typing or reading text messages or e-mails about halfway through the broadcast of ""The Oprah Winfrey Show"" via satellite from Detroit's Renaissance Center. The law takes effect July 1."