Cell phone use while driving has become a serious problem in the state and in the country. State law prohibits drivers with an instruction permit or probationary license from using a cell phone while driving except in cases of emergency. Door County Sherriff Terry Vogel describes the purpose of the law.
A violation of this law costs $162.70 with four demerit points on a driver’s license. This law is in addition to the current law prohibiting all drivers from texting while driving, which Vogel says is just as dangerous.
To prevent distractions, turn off your phone, switch to silent mode, or ask a passenger to answer the phone or text for you.