Wausau bans cellphones while driving

CREATED Feb 12, 2014

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WAUSAU -- The city of Wausau has adopted a ban on hand-held cellphones while driving.
The City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that prohibits drivers from using hand-held electronic devices, but allows hands-free phones. GPS devices are also allowed, provided the drivers set their destinations beforehand.
The Daily Herald Media said violators will be fined $40, plus court costs. City Council members say they have received many calls from residents who support the ordinance and few against it.