Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

UPDATE: Plane crashed 10 minutes after takeoff

Advertisement

Cell-phone ban applies to young drivers

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
government River Falls, 54022
River Falls Journal
715-425-5666 customer support
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

It will be against the law for Wisconsin's youngest drivers to use their cell phones behind the wheel after Governor Scott Walker signed a bill in Milwaukee March 29 that prohibits drivers with instruction permits and probationary licenses from using wireless devices.

Advertisement
Advertisement

The Assembly passed the bill unanimously last month, and the Senate gave it overwhelming approval earlier this month.

Teen drivers who violate the cell phone ban would be fined $20-$40 for their first ticket. Repeat offenders will be fined $50-$100 dollars.

Advertisement
news@riverfallsjournal.com
Advertisement
Advertisement