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Wisconsin moves closer to total ban on cellphone use while driving

Posted on March 31, 2016 5:31 pm under Car Accidents

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is planning to sign a bill recently approved to penalize individuals who use their hand-held devices while driving in construction zones, a WISN article reported on March 28.

State legislators in March passed a bill to fine vehicle drivers up to $40 when caught using their cellphones while behind the wheels in construction areas. The bill will target drivers who hold their phones while talking. Drivers may need to settle up to a $100 fine if they repeat such offense in the same year.

Though 46 states, including Wisconsin, prohibit individuals from sending text messages while driving, “calling-while-driving” is not completely prohibited. In some states, drivers may use their cellphones if the call is made hands-free. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that approximately eight people die and over 1,100 people suffer injuries in distracted driving accidents every day.

Unfortunately, distracted drivers cause devastating car accidents far too frequently. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, let the experienced attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® fight for you by calling us today at (414) 271-0900.