As of today, November 1, drivers with an instruction permit or probationary license are prohibited from using a cellular or other wireless telephone while driving.
In Wisconsin, anyone learning to drive must first obtain an instruction permit. You are eligible for an instruction permit at age 15-1/2. A probationary license can be issued if you are at least 16-years-old and have held an instruction permit for six months.
In addition to new drivers, probationary licenses are required for the following:
- Drivers licensed in other countries.
- Persons with suspended or revoked instruction permits or probationary licenses.
- New state residents who have fewer than three years of driving experience.
- New state residents under the age of 21.
- New state residents who surrender a license that is expired for more than six months.
Wisconsin law also prohibits texting while driving for all motorists of all ages. That law went into effect in December 2010.
32 states and the District of Columbia have already banned all cell phone use by novice drivers.
Read more: www.dot.wisconsin.gov