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Ban on Texting While Driving Begins Dec 1st

2009 Wisconsin Act 220, which prohibits electronic text messaging and electronic mail messaging while driving, takes effect Dec 1, 2010.

Specifically, the Act creates s. 346.89(3), which states:
"No person may drive, as defined in s. 343.305(1)(b), any motor vehicle while composing or sending an electronic text message or an electronic mail message."

Violators are subject to a forfeiture of not less than $20 and not more than $400.

See more from the UW Law School Resource Center on Impaired Driving.