Dallas Truck Accident Attorney
Studies show some 18-wheeler truckers are disobeying a law which became effective in January 2012 that limits their use of mobile devices while driving. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's 2015 Report revealed an increase in the number of deaths and injury related collisions involving commercial truckers who were found to be using mobile devices.
Federal regulations that became effective January 3, 2012 narrowly limit use by commercial truckers of mobile devices while driving. But commercial truckers are boldly violating the regulation resulting in an increased loss of life.
The Federal law specifically prohibits "use of a hand-held mobile telephone", meaning:
Some commercial truckers are apparently violating the regulation, resulting in an increased loss off life, an increase in injuries and property damage. So far, statistics released by the NTSB show the regulation, by itself, is ineffective in achieving its stated goal and purpose.