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Wausau officials propose cell phone ban


WAUSAU (WKOW) -- Some drivers are upset about a new proposal by Wausau police to ban cell phones while driving.

The city's public health and safety committee voted unanimously Monday night to recommend the cell phone ordinance to the city council.

The proposed law would make it illegal for drivers to be on the phone or use other mobile devices. The fine would be 40 dollars, not including court costs.

Wausau Resident Adam Wilund isn't happy about the proposal and says, "Everybody uses a cell phone, so I don't even see why they'd bother passing it through because the cops wont be able to pull everybody over."

But police see things differently, "It's something very tempting for people to use when they drive and that's obviously very distracting," says Wausau Police Captain Ben Bliven.

Hands free or bluetooth devices would be allowed under the proposed law. The city council is expected to vote next month.

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