Wisconsin drivers are being reminded not to use their cell phones when they are passing a crash site. The Wisconsin State Patrol says the danger for troopers doesn’t end when they arrive. As other drivers approach another collision is more likely. Trooper Ashley Morales tells W-E-A-U Television she sees many drivers trying to take photos of the wreckage on their cell phones while passing by. That is a major distraction, and it is banned under Wisconsin state laws. Morales says right then is when drivers should be paying more attention. The new law establishes what is called an “emergency or roadside response zone” within 500 feet of the scene. You can’t use your cell phone there. And, if you hurt someone, new penalties have been created.

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