distracted driving

Distracted driving needs uniform restrictions

It’s a pity that it takes the heavy hand of government to ban practices that common sense would say are stupid, if not deadly. Such is the case with text messaging while driving, which the U.S. Dept. of Transportation recently outlawed for commercial drivers. Studies show that texting and related behaviors – talking on a cell phone or reaching for an electronic device – increase crash risk at a much higher rate for truckers than for ...

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Sample texting bill unveiled

The sample state law would authorize law enforcement officers to stop a vehicle and issue a citation to drivers who are texting while driving.

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LogBook

The Overdrive staff delves into the Arrow Trucking debacle, texting, driver contests, Pride & Polish, DOE funding, CARB compliance assistance, tariff modifications in the Port of Los Angeles, air emissions and much more.

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Minnesota truckers target distracted driving

The Minnesota Trucking Association announced its yearlong effort to provide information and training to its members and their drivers to improve road safety. The “Keep Both Hands on the Wheel” campaign will focus on reducing distracted driving by asking truckers, their employers, contractors and the public to follow safe driving habits. MTA says the campaign -- which will include Web-based programs, training and other print and face-to-face information sharing about the dangers of distracted driving -- is ...

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Minnesota truckers focus on distracted driving

The “Keep Both Hands on the Wheel” campaign will focus on reducing distracted driving.

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National distracted driving group formed

FocusDriven is organization devoted to raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.

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DOT, FCC target distracted driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Communications Commission are joining forces to tackle distracted driving.

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