Waldschmidt Calls for Passing of Hands-Free Phone Law

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff says he would like to see Wisconsin do what other states are doing and adopt a hands-free cell phone law while driving.

The new law went into effect in neighboring Minnesota on August 1st.

Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt says in Wisconsin you can still use your hands to call or talk, but you can’t text.

“The problem in Wisconsin is you can legally be dialing a phone number, an officer on the side of the highway, they can’t tell if they’re illegally texting or legally dialing a phone number,”  Waldschmidt said.

But Waldschmidt says regardless of the law, its best not to talk on your cell phone while driving.