October 28, 2008

Kenosha committee passes ban on texting while driving

First smoking in bars, now texting while driving. Kenosha is fast becoming a city known for cracking down on questionable behavior.

A Kenosha City Council committee voted to ban texting while driving this week. Violators would be fined $75 for a first offense and $500 if texting led to an accident.

So what's next on Kenosha's hit list? Alderman Jesse Downing suggests:
"I thought this was a good idea, and I think we should ban cell phones altogether while driving."

Alderman Michael Orth questioned that idea:
"I don't want to throw out the text messaging baby with the cell phone bath water."

But he didn't rule the idea out.


  1. This is just a "Feel Good" law. There's already a state law against Inattentive Driving. this covers texting, and all other idiotic behavior.

  2. Now that I think about it, most often then not when I get cut off by a driver, the person is on a cell phone either texting or on a phone call. I dont even think they realize that they just cut me off. I think that all drivers should be hands free. I think that all drivers should be required to use a headset, and absolutely no text or emailing!