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Commercial Carriers On the Hook for Distracted Driving Liability

Commercial carriers have the power to set the policies for how and when their drivers may use handheld devices while operating their vehicles. Current Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) laws ban texting and the use of handheld cellphones while driving, but some carriers require or allow drivers to continue to text or talk on their handheld cellphones during their driving shifts. Carriers may be held liable for infractions that they inspire or allow to occur.

60 Percent of Teens Admit to Texting While Driving

Does your teen text while driving? If you answered no, there is a possibility that you may be incorrect. A federal survey related to texting and driving by teens was recently released by the Center for Disease and Control and the results are appalling. More than half of our nation's high school seniors admit to texting or emailing while behind the wheel. A little less than half of high school juniors admit to the same.

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