Law curtailing cellphone use for new drivers takes effect

There are 2 comments on the The Badger Herald Online story from Nov 2, 2012, titled Law curtailing cellphone use for new drivers takes effect. In it, The Badger Herald Online reports that:

A new Wisconsin law placing restrictions on new drivers' use of cell phones behind the wheel took effect Thursday, meaning it is now illegal for those with instructional and probationary licenses to use a cellphone while driving unless they are in an emergency situation.

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Troy Davis

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Nov 7, 2012
Cell phone tickets are unconstitutional, a violation of personal space, and this is morally tantamount to punishing people using horseless buggies.

The fact that police can pull over tax paying citizens in 2012 for talking on their phone is a complete violations of personal space, violates personal rights, and is a sad example of how the police and government have abilities to violate citizens at any moment in the day. Maybe it's not the polices fault, but the fact they choose to enforce this petty law over focusing energies on real malignant crimes shows how backwards their priories are, and it's a sad day.

The fact the law makers expect 350 million Americans to run out and purchase wear-in ear widgets so they can talk "hands free" on their phones is an unfair and unrealistic expectation, and most people don't have the money, time, or tech savvy to do this.

Wake up fellow citizens, on top of surrendering 30% of your pay checks to go towards the military war complex, and a list of government bailouts, you will now have to pay $180 for talking on your phone in your private vehicle. To top off the fact you are also getting ripped off from the telecommunications monopoly charging you for data.

Fight back and tell the cops this is an unwarranted form of taxation and manipulation, and needs to be stopped.
blue

Menomonie, WI

#2 Nov 29, 2012
would you say the same thing about someone who ran over your family member or child because they were distracted on their phone?

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