Our state's texting while driving ban takes effect in less than a week, but it seems, there are still questions.
"Can you get in trouble if you are parked?" Joe Bradley asked.
"Can you do it at stop lights?" Tara Dell said.
Sgt. Lisa Rish of the Michigan State Police offers some clarification.
"People shall not text or read while your phone is in your hand or on your lap," Sgt. Rish said.
That means absolutely no texting, or emailing, inside your vehicle while it's running. If the cops catch you, it's a $100 fine, plus $200 every time after. Rish said starting Thursday, state troopers will be on the lookout.
"It will be like a seat belt law," she said. "If we see you texting or reading a text, we will pull you over."
But how will police actually enforce it?
Each agency News Ten called -- including state police departments in other states that have a texting ban -- said the same thing. The officer will have to see the violation first, then use their discretion if they choose to pull you over. As for proof? Officers may not take your phone without your consent.
"It's perception," Rish said. "If you get stopped and that's not the case, we will go from there."
News Ten asked drivers if this law will really make them change their habits.
"I will still try it,"MSU student Kyle Colton said. "I'm sure a lot of other people will too."
"I don't see people stopping," Msu Student Tara Dell said. "Maybe law-conscious people will, but not young people who are used to doing it."
But some like Joe Bradley, who know first-hand how dangerous texting and driving can be, hope people catch on sooner rather than later.
"It's going to be against the law soon, you better get used to it," Bradley said.
The Lansing Police Department said it will be handing out a training bulletin to its officers containing what kind of driving errors are often tied to texters.