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WI legislature approves fine for using handheld phones while driving

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every day in the United States, crashes involving distracted drivers kill about eight people and injure more than 1,100. The state of Wisconsin is seeking to combat this troubling fact by moving toward a complete ban of cell phones while driving.

This month, legislators approved a bill imposing a $20 to $40 fine for drivers talking on handheld cellphones, with the fine rising to $50 to $100 for subsequent offenses within a year. Unfortunately, an all-out ban is probably still over a year away from passing in the state legislature.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident due to a distracted driver, the experienced Milwaukee car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you understand what legal rights may be available to you in your situation. Call us today at (715) 365-1900 to learn more about your options and what we can do to help you through this difficult time.

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