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.
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
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.
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.