Since November 2012, using a cell phone while driving is against the law in Wisconsin for any driver with a probationary license or instruction permit. A previously enacted state law made texting while driving illegal for ALL motorists.
The number one distraction or most alarming distraction is text messaging. Text messaging utilizes visual, manual, and cognitive attention which distracts the driver. Imagine five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When you’re driving at 55 mph, that is enough time to drive the length of a football field blindfolded.
This message goes out to adults as well as teens. We need to reinforce the old adage “Eyes on the Road”.
Sheriff Jim Bindl