In an effort to stop the epidemic of distracted driving, U.S. Transportation
Secretary, Ray LaHood announced a final rule that specifically prohibits
interstate truckers and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while
operating their vehicles. The rule announces strict penalties for those
in violation. A fine of up to $2,750.00 for each offense and a disqualification
from operating commercial motor vehicles if multiple offenses is involved.
Any commercial truck and bus companies that allow their drivers to use
hand-held cell phones while driving could face up to an $11,000.00 fine.
Secretary LaHood stated, "When drivers of large trucks, buses and
hazardous materials take their eyes off the road for even a few seconds,
the outcome can be deadly, I hope that this rule will save lives by helping
commercial drivers stay laser-focused on safety at all times while behind
At Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C., we applaud Mr. LaHood's focus
on distracted driving and the devastating effects that it can cause. As
a personal injury law firm in the Atlanta area, we have handled numerous
cases against distracted drivers. If you suspect that you have been a
victim of a distracted driver, then please contact our experienced Atlanta
Personal Injury Lawyers for your free, no obligation consultation.
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