Exemptions to the Texting Ban
Recent laws have officially made texting while driving illegal in the state of Wisconsin. This piece of legislation was intended to encourage drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road while driving, thus decreasing the risk of accidents. Texting while driving has been a nationwide issue, especially when experts reported that texting while driving was as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. Although texting while driving is illegal, there are some electronic devices you can use while behind the wheel.
Reckless driving can put innocent lives at risk. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a reckless or distracted driver, contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 and schedule an initial consultation. We will help you fight for the financial compensation you need to cover your accident-related losses.
Allowed Electronic Devices
There are still some handheld electronic devices you can legally use on Wisconsin roadways without violating the texting ban. These include:
- GPS devices
- Devices that have hands-free texting
Additionally, emergency vehicle drivers can text in the event of an emergency. If you have been injured because of someone texting while driving, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
If you have been injured in a car accident because of a driver who was texting while driving, contact the Rhinelander car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to discuss your situation.