State Patrol tackling texting while driving at high schools across state
MADISON (AP) — The Wisconsin State Patrol is tackling texting while driving with a series of events at high schools around the state.
Wisconsin state law prohibits all drivers from texting or emailing while operating a motor vehicle. It is a primary offense, which means police can stop drivers solely for texting or emailing. Fines are up to $400.
Wisconsin is one of 37 states with such a law.
The high school events will feature a distracted driver simulator meant to show the effects of texting while behind the wheel.