Wisconsin’s Traffic Violation Point System
A Wisconsin driver with 12 or more points in a year will receive a notice of suspension. The length of suspension will depend on the number of points acquired in the last year, but ranges from two months to one year.
Wisconsin's Speeding Laws and Penalties
Wisconsin has two types of speeding laws: a “basic speeding law” and “fixed limits.” This article explains the differences between the two and the consequences of a speeding violation. (Also, check out our article that discusses the different types of speeding laws.) Basic Speeding Law Wisconsin’s
Wisconsin’s Teen Driver’s License and Insurance Requirements
To become fully licensed drivers, Wisconsin teens ordinarily must first obtain an instruction permit then followed by a probationary license.
Wisconsin's Distracted Driving (Texting and Phones) Laws and Penalties
Wisconsin prohibits “distracted driving” in general, but doesn’t have a blanket no-cellphones-while-driving rule. Only recently-licensed motorists are prohibited entirely from using a cellphone when driving. Most other drivers are allowed totalk on a cellphone while at the wheel. Texting while driving, however, is generally prohibited for all motorists.
Red Light and Stop Sign Tickets in Wisconsin
If you get a stop sign or red light ticket in Wisconsin, you’ll likely have to pay a fine, and the conviction will add demerit points to your driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law requires and some of the consequences of a stop sign or red light violation.
Driving Without a Valid (or on a Suspended) License in Wisconsin
Wisconsin requires all drivers to possess a valid driver’s license. This article explains the different types of violations, the possible penalties, and the exemptions to the license rule.
Wisconsin’s Commercial Driver’s License Laws
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Wisconsin requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.
Wisconsin’s Child Car Seat and Seat Belt Laws
Vehicle child safety seat requirements, including age and height limits for different types of car seats.