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346.89 Inattentive driving.


(1) No person while driving a motor vehicle shall be so engaged or occupied as to interfere with the safe driving of such vehicle.


(2) No person shall drive any motor vehicle equipped with any device for visually receiving a television broadcast when such device is located in the motor vehicle at any point forward of the back of the operator's seat or when such device is visible to the operator while driving the motor vehicle.




(a) No person may drive, as defined in s. 343.305 (1) (b), any motor vehicle while composing or sending an electronic text message or an electronic mail message.


(b) This subsection does not apply to any of the following:


1. The operator of an authorized emergency vehicle.


2. The use of any device whose primary function is transmitting and receiving emergency alert messages and messages related to the operation of the vehicle or an accessory that is integrated into the electrical system of a vehicle, including a global positioning system device.


3. An amateur radio operator who holds a valid amateur radio operator's license issued by the federal communications commission when he or she is using dedicated amateur radio 2-way radio communication equipment and observing proper amateur radio operating procedures.


4. The use of a voice-operated or hands-free device if the driver of the motor vehicle does not use his or her hands to operate the device, except to activate or deactivate a feature or function of the device.

346.89 - ANNOT.

NOTE: Sub. (3) is created eff. 12-1-10 by 2009 Wis. Act 220.

346.89 - ANNOT.

History: 2009 a. 220.