Texting ban starts this week

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A new state law banning texting while driving will be enforced starting this Wednesay. Those who violate it will face hefty fines.

"There has been study after study that when you are texting, there is a 23 times better chance of having an accident then when you aren't texting," said David Gawinski, the owner of the Tri County Driving School of Appleton.

Gawinski says that taking your eyes off the road for even five seconds to read or write a text message is more than enough time to run off the road, hit another car, or lose control.

"If you are going 65 mph, you are traveling 95 feet per second," said Lt. Nick Scorcio of the State Patrol's Fond du Lac office. "If you travel three seconds with your eyes off the road in a 65 (mph) zone, you have traveled the length of a football field. In just a moment or a few seconds of inattentiveness, a lot can happen."

If you have been involved in a reckless driving accident, contact the Sheboygan reckless driving accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.