Truckers have a greater responsibility when they are on the road. A truck can do much more damage than a smaller vehicle when the truck driver does not pay attention and causes harms and losses.
Because of the the department of transportation and the federal motor carrier safety commission have added rules hoping to put the brakes on cell phone truckers. If a driver of a commercial motor vehicle (any vehicle with a combined weight of 10,000 pounds or more) gets caught while using a cell phone on the road, even while stopped at a red light, he or she can be fined up to $2500. In addition this violation can count up to 30 violation points. It is clear that the DOT is deadly serious about putting an end to cell phone truck driving.
Its no wonder, cell phone drivers, recent studies show are as dangerous as drunk drivers. A car can travel the length of a football field in the time it takes to dial a phone number or send a text.
If you or a loved on have been hurt in a trucking accident, call us now for a free consultation. 316-269-1414.
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