A fatal crash that took the lives of multiple people in an 18-passenger van was blamed on a truck driver's cell phone use. The driver of the 18-wheeler was using his phone as he drifted off the road, rammed through the wire median divider, and hit the van. The subject of driving and dialing is not a new one, but crashes such as this highlight the fact that distracted driving has deadly repercussions - especially when the distracted driver is behind the wheel of a semi-truck.

 

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?

Have You Been Injured In A Texas Truck Accident?

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David Hart
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