Exemptions to the Texting Ban
After being signed into law by Governor Jim Doyle, Wisconsin drivers face a new texting while driving ban that aims to keep motorists more attentive to the road and to keep their hands free for more precise driving. Even though the dangers of texting while driving have been compared to other forms of impaired driving, including even drunk driving, its widespread popularity only increases the probably of an incident on the roadway. Knowing which devices are allowed under the law and which devices are forbidden can save you a fine and keep you better informed.
If you or someone you know has been injured because of someone recklessly texting while driving, legal recourse may be taken over damages incurred. To discuss the specifics of your claim and what options you could be over-looking, contact the Sheboygan car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
Certain circumstances and devices that might seem questionable are still permissible on Wisconsin roads. Among these, the following are legal:
- portable navigational devices intended for automobile use
- devices that provide for hands-free text messaging
- emergency workers texting while driving
- texting while driving during emergency circumstances
Although these options are allowed, specifically when using navigational assistance or hands-free machines, it is advisable to limit use and keep attention primarily focused on the road.
When a car accident throws your life into chaos, finding a knowledgeable advocate can ease the process of seeking compensation for your damages. For experienced legal assistance, contact the Sheboygan car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 to explore your claim options today.