Truckers Banned From Texting While Driving

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According to BusinessWeek and other sources, the Department of Transportation announced today that it is prohibiting truck and bus drivers from sending text messages on hand-held devices while operating commercial vehicles. This is a long overdue rule, and there is some discussion of the federal government extending the rule to all drivers. This may be overreaching by Washington, but one possibility would be to deny federal highway funds to any state that doesn’t pass a law banning texting while driving. Here are excerpts from the BusinessWeek article....

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