In Michigan, it's illegal to text and drive, but this ordinance also prohibits talking on the phone and "sending, receiving, and reading" any data on a cell phone while behind the wheel. Use of a hands-free device will still be allowed.
A first responder was laid to rest this week in our area. He was out on a dark I-94 roadside, responding to an accident scene. Presumably, he'd done this many times before. This time, though, it was different.