You might soon have to put your cell phone away before you take to the streets in Wausau.
That is because the city council will soon consider a new ordinance that could ban people from using cell phones when they are driving.
Other local communities such as Marshfield already have similar bans on the books.
Drivers Ed instructor Cecil Wold teaches his students never to text or talk on the phone while behind the wheel, but he feels the ban would only be effective if police were serious about cracking down on offenders.
"It is like anything else. You have to have enforcement. The punishment has to fit the crime and they are gonna have to start stopping people." Wold says.
The city council is expected to consider the issue some time next month.
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