Truck Drivers Texting While Driving
When truck drivers engage in distracted driving behaviors, not only are they a road hazard, they often cause catastrophic or fatal accidents. An investigative report from Good Morning Americashows that a large number of commercial truck drivers text or talk on the phone when behind the wheel. This startling investigation brings to light a major issue affecting our roads, distracted driving in the commercial trucking industry.
Good morning America placed recording devices on highways across America. The surveillance efforts recorded truckers checking their phones, making calls, and responding to text messages while driving tractor trailer trucks. The report went on to discuss recent tractor trailer accident fatalities caused by distracted truck drivers.
It is undeniable that technology plays an important role in our lives. However, behind the wheel of a tractor trailer truck isn’t the place to respond to text messages or check Facebook. Distracted driving has been linked to an increasing number of accidents. The trucking industry should strive for wide scale reform to remove texting and mobile phone usage from the cabs of tractor trailers.
The experienced trucking lawyers at Pope & Howard, P.C. know that tractor trailer accidents can cause property damage, physical injury, and even fatalities. We help families recover after a trucking accident and find justice. Our team works diligently to identify the cause of tractor trailer accidents and develop a winning case.
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