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Oprah's 'No Phone Zone' push strengthens, Mich. Gov. signs 'no-texting' law

Oprah's 'No Phone Zone' movement goes nationwide. Michigan governor signs 'no-texting' law on Oprah's show.

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Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm signed a no-texting bill into law today on the Oprah Winfrey show. Winfrey has been pushing a 'No Phone Zone' campaign against distracted drivers.


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Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has signed into law the state's texting-while-driving ban during a broadcast of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Her appearance was aired via satellite from Detroit's Renaissance Center, where Oprah Winfrey thanked her for her leadership.

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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.

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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 usingphones to send text messages.