DOT proposes truck texting ban
The Transportation Department is proposing a ban on text messaging at the wheel by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers.
Truck and bus drivers who text while driving could face civil or criminal penalties.
LaHood has been campaigning against texting and cellphone use while driving.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order last year directing federal employees not to text while driving government-owned vehicles or with government-owned equipment.
Government studies have found that drivers take their eyes off the road for nearly 5 seconds out of every 6 seconds while texting.
You can provide feedback on the proposed rule here.
-- Associated Press
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