texting while driving

West Virginia bans texting, handheld calls while driving

West Virginia became the 36th state to ban texting and handheld phone use while driving.

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FMCSA adds phone use violations to CSA

Five texting and cell phone use violations will now contribute the highest (10 points) weighted severity to carriers’ numerical rankings.

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Safety board urges total cell phone use ban by all drivers

NTSB’s recommendation would have to be adopted separately by each U.S. state since states have authority over driver behavior.

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Modest proposal: ‘Ban truck driving’

The comments on the news of the handheld cellphone ban while driving for the interstate pilots of the nation's tractor-trailer rigs continue to come in. (Read them for yourself here, including among them at the very end a reaction by driver Wayne Leverton to witnessing a state patrol officer in Washington State use both hands to manipulate a mounted laptop over a mile or two of straight highway.) Reactions run the gamut from muted support to ...

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Pennsylvania bans texting

Under the new law, which takes effect in early March, violators can be fined $50.

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Roadside Attractions

Interesting and odd parts of trucking, truck gauges, truck gallery and many more industry news items are featured.

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Texting temptation: A little ditty — and more — to help you resist

A little good humor today -- with a safety message to boot. Admit it: We've all been tempted when it comes to texting while driving, right? What will it hurt to answer the spouse's question with a quick "N-O" or, yes, the opposite? Next time that thought fires in your head, Winnipeg, Manitoba-based high school science teacher and viral-video maven Marsh Carroll, along with the folks at ZoomSafer, are hoping you'll hum a little ditty Carroll put ...

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Nevada bans all cell phone use while driving

Nevada is the 34th state to prohibit texting behind the wheel and the ninth to prohibit all handheld cell phone use while driving.

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North Dakota bans texting

The new law becomes effective Aug. 1.

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Texting ban applied to hauling hazmat

Also, motor carriers are prohibited from requiring or allowing drivers of covered motor vehicles to engage in texting while driving.

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