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Truck drivers are prohibited from texting while behind the wheel

A Butler driver who chooses to use a handheld device while operating their automobile can face serious penalties if they are caught in the act. However, this may a minor problem for them compared to the serious damage they can inflict on others if their texting and driving causes a vehicle accident. Like regular drivers, commercial drivers like truckers are also banned from using handheld devices while driving their rigs because the practice is unsafe.

The regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prohibit truck drivers from using handheld devices while operating their vehicles. A driver who is caught engaging in such practices may lose their license to drive and may be fined. The driver's employer may also be penalized if their workers engage in the dangerous practice of texting and driving under the employer's direction or requirement.

Texting and driving is defined broadly and is not limited to the sole act of sending messages via text. It may include but is not limited to dialing a phone number, checking email, surfing the internet, or other using a GPS for directions. Any function on a handheld device that requires a driver to push more than one button may be considered texting.

The consequences of a trucking accident can be devastating and fatal. If the accident was caused by the prohibited action of texting and driving then it may be considered even more tragic since it could have been prevented. Laws against texting and driving are in place to deter individuals from engaging in the practice, but when drivers ignore them they put themselves and others in danger.

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