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Bills Would Ban Texting While Driving

Up for debate today in the Senate is a bill that would crack down on text messaging while driving. Wisconsin Senate Bill 103 would ban text messaging for drivers under the age of 18. [see Senate substitute amendment 1 for the under 18 language]

According to the bill, violators would be charged a fine between $100 and $400 for a first offense, and $200 to $800 for further offenses.

Two other proposals limiting text messaging while driving have been introduced also - Assembly Bill 496 and Senate Bill 355. Both of these would ban texting for all drivers, not just those under 18.

See Google News for articles about the bills. Image from Spinvox.com