Wisconsin’s traffic and driving laws can change quickly and without much public announcement, making it crucial to stay up-to-date on what’s happening.
This article covers a relatively new law making it illegal to use a handheld mobile phone while driving through construction sites in Wisconsin.
Keep reading to learn more about this new rule, and the potential penalties associated with it.
Read the article, “What Illinois Drivers Can Do About Wisconsin Speeding Tickets” by The Fitzgerald Law Firm to learn more about driving-related issues.
Resist the Temptation to Use Your Phone While Driving
For many of us, it’s difficult to imagine going an hour or two without checking our phone. After all, smartphones have become the go-to source for communication, research, entertainment and other information.
However, they have also been proven to be a detrimental distraction when driving.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2014, 431,000 people were injured and 3,719 people died in traffic accidents resulting from distracted driving. With the continuing increase of smartphone usage, those numbers are likely growing.
To help combat this problem, the state of Wisconsin has been strengthening its efforts to discourage drivers against distracted behavior while operating a motor vehicle.
2015 Wisconsin Act 308
Few things are as distracting while trying to drive as texting or reading other information on your cell phone. In response to a growing number of cellphone-related issues, Wisconsin lawmakers proposed 2015 Assembly Bill 198.
When this Bill was enacted into law in March of 2016, 2015 Wisconsin Act 308 was created.
This Act prohibits the use of a cellular or other wireless telephone while driving a motor vehicle in a construction zone across the state.
This new law took effect on October 1, 2016.
Now, if you’re caught using a handheld mobile phone while driving through a construction zone in Wisconsin, you can expect to be fined.
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