Texting While Driving Ban
Text messaging has progressed as a popular mode of communication, especially when a full telephone conversation is not necessary. As a result of its widespread use, many adept at texting have begun to send messages while driving. Although convenient for the sake of sending the message, texting while driving poses a serious hazard on roadways. To respond to this growing threat, Wisconsin lawmakers joined a movement taken up in several other states, passing a texting while driving ban in early 2010.
Those who insist on texting while driving are putting everyone else on the roadways at a significantly higher risk for a serious collision. Contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 if you have been injured by a reckless, texting driver.
The ban on texting while driving is not ignorant of less dangerous devices or extreme situations. For the following machines and situations, this law does not apply:
- hands-free texting devices and software
- portable GPS devices intended for vehicle use
- texting during emergencies
- texting as an emergency worker
While some may think GPS applications on their smart phones do not constitute texting, it is important to remember that these applications are not hands free and that using a phone-based GPS distracts a driver in a similar manner to texting while driving.
The Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you better understand the law and determine whether or not you are eligible for compensation for your car accident damages. Contact us today by calling 800-242-2874.