Texting while you drive is the same as driving blind for up to five seconds, and because cell phone use has caused so many problems, law makers are taking notice.
A new law takes effect on November 1st which stops the use of cell phones for many teen drivers.
The law is aimed at not just teens but all drivers with an instruction permit or probationary license. The law states that those people can only use a cell phone for an emergency while in the driver’s seat.
Anyone who may be caught with their hands on a phone will receive a $40 fine the first time, and $50 to $100 dollars for any other offense within a year.
Wisconsin State Patrol Major Sandra Huxtable said, “Distracted driving is a problem even for experienced drivers, but it often is even more hazardous for teen drivers who are not experienced.”