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Wisconsin citations for texting while driving are low

Posted on November 14, 2011 12:02 pm under Car Accidents

Multiple issues regarding the texting while driving ban have developed in the state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin police are claiming that it is hard to issue violators with tickets because they can’t determine if a driver’s cell phone use is legal or illegal.

It is legal to read a text message while driving but it is illegal to write one, therefore a police officer has a hard time deciding which activity is going on in a passing motor vehicle.

Since the ban was put in place last December, there have been 162 drivers charged in violation of this ban. During the same time frame there were 137,000 individuals in Wisconsin that received speeding tickets.

Texting while driving a motor vehicle can have serious consequences. If you have been injured in a car accident due to a reckless driver, please contact the Milwaukee car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling (414) 271-0900 today.