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Except for emergencies, new drivers in Wisconsin are now prohibited from using their cellphones while behind the wheel.

Parents of high-school-age drivers might want to take note


Wisconsin Act 164 went into effect Nov. 1 banning first-time drivers from driving while using a cellphone. The law was passed last spring.

"I think it's absolutely a good law to have," said River Falls Police Sgt. Jon Aubart. "It's a good one for parents to remind their kids about not using a phone while driving.

"There are enough driving distractions and beginning drivers already have a lot of things they need to pay attention to. Use of a phone divides their attention."

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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