Ge Lor, 22, of Wausau chats with his friend on his cellphone Jan. 20 while driving in downtown Wausau. This activity is now banned in Wausau.
Fox Cities policymakers have yet to dial up any ordinance that would ban drivers from using handheld cellphones, as Wausau officials did earlier this month.
Wausau joined Marshfield, Waupaca County and Wisconsin Rapids as governments that ban the practice. Green Bay officials discussed the issue last week but took no action.
In the Fox Cities, police acknowledge cellphone use distracts drivers and contributes to crashes, but they think individual bans that vary from community to community would create confusion for drivers. ...