Our Atlanta personal injury firm sees the horror of truck and bus accidents on our highways all the time. It is hard to imagine that commercial drivers need to be told not to text while driving.
The U.S. Transportation Department has banned texting by drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds effective immediately.
The fine is only $2750 dollars and it will be difficult to enforce unless the damage has already been done. Still, for any commercial drivers who thought they were free to choose to text and drive the law now says STOP TEXTING NOW.