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FMCSA Issues Texting Ban; Advocates Say It’s a Good First Step

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 7, Issue 1, April 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued interim regulatory guidance prohibiting commercial drivers from texting while operating a commercial vehicle. The agency published guidance on the ban in late January under a regulation that generally restricts the use of “additional [...]

Driver Distractions and Vehicle Contraptions

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2009 LAS VEGAS, NV – In the capital of distractions, visitors to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month got a preview of the latest innovation in on-board electronics – and it didn’t make Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood very happy. Just two months [...]