Those who apply for driver's licenses in neighboring Minnesota must pass a test on the dangers of carbon monoxide. The new requirement takes effect today.
It's called "Tyler's Law," named for a college sophomore who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while installing speakers in a confined, ventilated garage. Minnesota's driver manuals have included information on carbon monoxide poisoning since last May. Wisconsin has no such testing requirement.
Also in the New Year, applicants for Minnesota driver's licenses and vehicle titles will be asked to donate two-dollars to an awareness campaign for organ donations. Like Wisconsin, the Gopher State asks drivers whether they want to be organ donors. But Wisconsin has never asked its drivers to give to an awareness campaign, which could address a shortage of organ donors.