What Safety Experts Are Doing About It
In response to the serious crash, both experts and civilians are calling for a full ban on cell phone use by truckers. If lawmakers choose to tackle this sensitive subject, truck drivers may soon be banned from texting, dialing, or talking on the phone while driving. The ban would apply to both handheld and hands-free devices. While some believe that a law such as this would take away the rights of drivers, others think it will stop trucking crashes before they happen.
Do You Think a Trucker Cell Phone Ban Would Prevent Accidents?
What do you think? Would a total cell phone ban keep trucker's minds on the road instead of on their phone? Distracted driving research uncovers a strong correlation between cell phone use and driver distraction. It also links this distraction to an increased rate of crashes. So what can we do? Is a total ban the answer?
Only time will tell whether this particular law will pass and affect crash rates. The Dallas large truck accident attorneys at the Hart Law Firm hope that any safety rule or regulation that is passed will reduce the number of trucking crashes in Texas and nationwide.