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Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 3:27 pm
The National Transportation Advisory Board has created a new proposal to
ban all cellphone use for commerical truck drivers. The proposal stems
from a fatal truck accident that occurred in March 2010. A truck driver
was on his cellphone when he drifted over a median and hit a van head-on that
had ten people inside. All the passengers and the van's driver
Currently, there are 34 states that have banned texting while driving, but the NTAB wants to ban all cellphone use, even hand-free technology like Blue Tooth. However, several truckers have argued that some cellphone use is necessary for their jobs. Communicating to their employers and customers is essential, some say. Truck drivers argue that if the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration approves of the proposal, that all motorists should have the regulations.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a truck accident caused by truck driver error, contact the Cedar Rapids truck driver error lawyer Pete Leehey at (319) 294-4424.