Wisconsin DOT

pinasacademy.com

A person with first-hand knowledge of the dangers of texting and driving spoke to a filled auditorium at Rhinelander High school Thursday.

Reggie Shaw lives in Utah. He told students that not paying attention when he was driving led to a traffic crash that haunts him to this day...

"....when I was 19 years old I was texting and driving and I went across the center line and hit a car head on and I took two people's lives. It's a decision I regret every day...."

Shaw says he hopes people learn from him and not make the same mistake to text while driving.

WXPR

The Secretary is hopeful new funding methods will come forward for the state's Transportation fund and voters will help out the situation. Late last month, the D.O.T. revealed a $63 million dollar deficit by next year.

A variety of reasons are said to cause the deficit, including fewer driving miles by motorists and more fuel efficient vehicles. Gas tax revenue makes up a large portion of the revenue.