Wisconsin lawmaker has introduced legislation to prohibit
drivers’ use of cellular phones.
introduced by Rep. Carol Owens, R-Oshkosh, would make using
a cell phone while driving a primary offense, meaning police
could pull over any driver seen talking on a phone.
could be fined as much as $400. The bill would exempt emergency
told Land Line she plans to add an amendment to the
measure permitting “hands-free” devices.
on a cell phone while driving is very prevalent today,” Owens
said. “We want to help ensure drivers aren’t distracted because
they’re holding onto a cell phone.”
Keith Goble, staff writer