On Monday, January 20, 2014, the City of Wausau Public Health and Safety Committee voted unanimously to recommend the approval of a city ordinance that would ban the use of cellphones and other electronic devices while driving. The penalty for violating the proposed ordinance would be $40, plus court fees. The ordinance would allow for the use of hands-free devices, as well as GPS and other navigation devices, so long as the driver set the destination prior to driving. The entire Wausau City Council will consider the ordinance next month.
The Wisconsin distracted driving accident lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. encourage all drivers not to use cellphones and other devices that can distract from the task of driving. We seek to prevent automobile accidents, including accidents caused by distracted driving. In fact, we are involved in a campaign to end automobile accidents caused by distracted driving, such as texting while driving. Blue thumb bands are available for drivers to show their pledge to not text and drive. Visit our office at 1110 North Old World Third Street, Suite 405, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203, e-mail our office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office at 414-224-0400 to get the thumb bands. Also, if you know of a school or group looking to have a distracted driving presentation provided, please contact us and one of our attorneys would be happy to provide a free presentation and thumb bands.