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Kaylee Schmidt, a sophomore at New Richmond High School, is currently enrolled in driver education classes. She said the ban on texting while driving is a good idea because it will make the roads safer.

Stop txting now when u r driving

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On Wednesday a new texting while driving law went into effect in Wisconsin and could cost drivers between $20-$400 for breaking it.

The law, which Gov. Jim Doyle signed in May, bans the composing and sending of electronic messages or e-mail messages while driving a motor vehicle.

Wisconsin is one of 30 states to ban texting while driving, and among 11 states to enact the law this year.

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