Wisconsin Bill Would Ban Cellphones in Construction Zones

January 29, 2014

A bill that would prohibit drivers from talking on their cellphones while in a construction zone is moving forward in the Wisconsin state Legislature.

The Republican-sponsored measure cleared a Senate committee earlier this month.

The ban would only be in place when workers are present in the construction zones. Drivers could still place cell calls to report emergencies.

State law currently bars drivers from texting while driving. New drivers on a probationary license are barred from using a cellphone while driving.

Under the construction zone ban, violators could face fines of between $20 and $40 for a first offense and up to $100 for a second offense.

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  • January 30, 2014 at 4:06 pm
    JMC says:
    To small of steps to be taking. They already should be banned in construction zones even if workers aren't present. IL just banned all cell phone use while driving and WI sh... read more
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