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Wausau takes 1st step toward cellphone ban while driving


WAUSAU (WKOW) -- City leaders in Wausau are moving forward with a plan to ban cellphone use while driving.

The city's Public Health and Safety Committee voted this week to have the city attorney's office draft a cellphone ban ordinance. The committee likely will vote on the proposal next month.

According to the Wausau Daily Herald, the Wausau City Council would need to approve the ordinance and other area municipalities appear likely to follow suit if Wausau adopts a ban.

Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel says other municipalities are key to enforcing the ban. That's because many motorists are unsure of where municipal boundaries lie and on what streets they wouldn't be allowed to use phones while driving.

Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids already have ordinances that ban cellphone use while driving, except for hands-free phones.

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