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FMCSA final cell phone ban

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News Release - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

didnt get to read the whole thing, but i believe any 10,001 pound up commercial vehicle no cell phone use (bluetooth and CBs are still ok) or a fine up to $3,000 for the driver and $11,000 for the company


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Ouch, thats a big fine.

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$2750, same as if you get caught texting, but drive a 4 wheeler and be free to do whatever you want.

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$2750, same as if you get caught texting, but drive a 4 wheeler and be free to do whatever you want.
of course, big trucks mean big accidents, 80% of which were caused by cars, and another 15% by either a swift/werner/schnider truck

i dont talk on the phone anyways while driving, if its something quick i will answer it but thats about it. im keeping my clean driving record


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I run my own business and need to use mine, I do use an earpiece though.

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As soon as I heard about this I ordered a bluetooth. I never talked much before. Now any talking I do will be legal. Way not worth the risk. And of course, nothing handed down to the worst culprits of phone use and driving... the general public.


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Here they just banned cell phone use while driving for everyone on the road

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Here they just banned cell phone use while driving for everyone on the road
Seems fair though. If they're gonna ban it at all. Might as well be for everyone.


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Here they just banned cell phone use while driving for everyone on the road
Hand held ban or total ban?

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even if they did ban texting and using a phone while driving for 4 wheelers it would be extremely hard to enforce. it would be like drinking and driving, you know they're out there you just have to find them.

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