REMINDER: It is illegal to talk on your cellphone in a WI road work zone!

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As of October 1, 2016, it is illegal to talk on a handheld mobile device while driving in a Wisconsin road work zone.

Please respect the safety of workers, visitors, other drivers and yourself!

No person may drive, as defined in Wisconsin State Legislation 343.305 (1) (b), any motor vehicle while using a cellular or other wireless telephone, including using the telephone for a purpose other than communication, where persons engaged in work in a highway maintenance or construction area or in a utility work area are at risk from traffic, except to report an emergency. This subsection does not apply to the use of a voice-operated or hands-free device if the driver of the motor vehicle does not use his or her hands to operate the device, except to activate or deactivate a feature or function of the device.

For more detailed information, please check out the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s
Work zone safety – It’s in your hands !

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