U.S. Department Of Transportation Takes On Texting While Driving

A distracted driver is a dangerous driver. In 2009 alone, nearly 5500 people lost their lives and half a million people were injured due to distracted drivers. In an effort to curb these dangers, federal regulators are proposing new rules prohibiting commercial truck drivers from texting while transporting hazardous materials. This compliments rules already in place that prevent commercial bus drivers and truck drivers from texting on the job. The federal government is also working with private sector groups to promote distracted driving policies in the workplace. The goal of these new regulations is to get drivers to put down their phones and focus on the road. We have all seen the dangers that texting and cell phone use can cause on our highways. No text message is worth the life of another.

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