Government Bans Texting For Truckers Bus Drivers

01.26.10 | FL News Team

Drivers of large commercial trucks and buses can no longer text while doing their jobs. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today that the federal government has banned texting in light of research from the National Safety Council that shows 200-thousand crashes involving drivers who are texting occur every year. Findings by regulators of trucking show that texting drivers are significantly more at risk for causing an accident. The law goes into effect immediately and follows a similar ban placed on all drivers of federal government vehicles. Violating the new ban on texting while driving carries a hefty fine of 27-hundred-50 dollars. Currently, two dozen states have outlawed texting while driving.