Wisconsin becomes the 25th state to ban cell phone texting by all drivers.
The new Wisconsin law takes effect in December. The law is primary enforcement – meaning law enforcement officers can ticket a driver solely on the basis of texting while driving. Of the 25 states with texting bans, 20 are primary enforcement. In the other five, a driver must be pulled over for another offense before he can be cited for texting while driving.
Still only six states (California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington D.C.) and the Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving.