Driving Rules About to Change
25 October 2012
While watching the Don't Text and Drive assembly at Brookfield Central it became clear to many that the new rules about probationary drivers and cell phone use were not well understood. We are taking this opportunity to use our weekly blog entry to remind folks of the new rule changes.
Most everyone fully recognizes that Wisconsin State Law prohibits text messaging while driving. During the presentation to Central students, folks from AT & T shared that you are 23 times more likely to get into an accident when you text and drive. If you have a chance to watch their Don't Text and Drive video is a tough reminder to all viewers of the potential tragic consequences.
Many folks are unaware that as of November 1st the law expands to prohibit probationary drivers from using a cell phone while driving. They only exception is for emergencies. This will cover instructor permits to probationary licensure which is typically 15.5 to 18 years of age.Brookfield PD Letter - Cell Phone Use.pdf This letter was provided to our students at Brookfield East and Brookfield Central in hopes of educating all regarding these changes.
Understanding that not everyone receiving this post has driver age children, we thought it might be a good reminder for everyone regarding the text message concern. We will continue to collaborate with the police department and our students to provide a safe educational environment.