It’s been illegal to text and drive in Wisconsin for nearly five years, but people are still doing it. Tha’ts according to Nick Jarmusz of AAA Wisconsin. “As with anything, there’s a huge disconnect between what people define as dangerous and what they end up practicing,” he said. “There’s a lot of that sort of ‘do as I say, not as I do’ attitude when it comes to driving.”
The Dane County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a $10,000 state grant to help enforce the ‘no texting behind the wheel’ law.
“Texting while driving has actually ranked higher as far as a percieved safety risk than even drinking and driving,” Jarmusz said, “but we see a lot of it still going on.”
The law took effect December 1 of 2010.