Bus drivers who use cell phones could lose licenses

Posted on September 6, 2011

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin school bus drivers who use cell phones while operating a bus with students on board could lose their licenses under a measure proposed by state Rep. Samantha Kerkman.

The measure, which had a public hearing at the State Capitol on Aug. 30, includes fines of $200 for a first offense and $500 for a second, WHBL News Radio reports. If a driver is caught twice in a two-year period, the Department of Transportation would revoke his or her bus license for a minimum of six months.

Drivers would still be able to use their cell phones to call 9-1-1 during an emergency.

Similar measures have failed to pass the Legislature in recent years.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Buslady

     | about 6 years ago

    It should be a NO BRAINER to leave the phone alone while driving the bus.

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