Granholm to sign texting bill on Oprah

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm will sign legislation with a little more pomp and promotion than usual.

Granholm signs into law the state’s texting-while-driving ban Friday during a broadcast of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Her appearance will be aired via satellite from Detroit’s Renaissance Center.

Granholm’s signing is one of many events at "No Phone Zone" rallies in Detroit, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., that are part of the broadcast.

Winfrey launched the campaign against distracted driving in January. She has sponsored a pledge on her website asking motorists to commit to not text or talk on phones while driving.

Texting will be a primary offense under Michigan’s law, meaning police can pull over motorists solely for using phones to send text messages.

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