Senator Jerry Petrowski is trying to make the roadways just a little bit safer in the upcoming year with his proposal for a new bill that would bar drivers from using their cellphones while driving through construction zones where workers are present. The plan of the new bill, which was proposed recently and is seeking other co-sponsors, is to not only make conditions safer for construction workers but reduce the number of distracted driving accidents in Wisconsin.
In every city across the state of Wisconsin there are always those busy streets that scream danger and are responsible for a majority of the serious accidents within city limits. For the town of Neenah in Winnebago County, those streets are Commercial Street and Wisconsin Avenue where a number of pedestrians say they have encountered a number of close calls because of the high volume of traffic and inadequate crossing zones in the area.
Interstate 94 in Wisconsin was shut down from the Milwaukee-Racine county line to Rawson Avenue recently. This caused traffic to become congested in the Oak Creek area. It was during this traffic congestion that a man was allegedly driving under the influence when he hit a motorcycle.
Worrying about a soldier while they are deployed in an overseas battle zone is a common emotion for most Wisconsin residents. They realize the risk these people are in and hope they come through the situation unharmed. But as some service members and counselors are discovering, soldiers may be finding themselves in equally dangerous situations after returning home as well.
A Lutheran bishop in Wisconsin has been charged in the death of a woman that was out jogging recently. Police say that the bishop was driving under the influence at the time of the accident. When police interviewed him shortly after the accident, he denied being intoxicated.
A 24-year-old army veteran from El Paso sped along a winding road in his 2006 Honda Civic when he lost control of his vehicle, struck a wall and rolled over. A few months earlier, another returning soldier lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a person's home.
Nearly everyone in Wisconsin was told at least once when they were a kid that you should always look both ways before crossing the street. It seems to be one of the more common sense things that our parents taught us in our youths but with more and more people getting injured or killed due to auto-pedestrian accidents, it would seem that adults may need a refresher course.
Residents in and around Hudson have probably heard about the recent devastating crash that took the lives of three teenage boys. The crash, which happened in late July, has brought a lot of attention to the serious concern of distracted driving.