Texting While Driving a Truck or Bus Illegal – C.W. McCall Convoy Song Needs an Update

Handling a portable electronic device while behind the wheel of a car with a running motor is illegal where I live. This means, if I understand the law correctly, that you can’t even use your cell phone when parked on the side of the road if the motor is still running. Portable electronic devices are limited to cell phones in the law here. It also includes portable game devices and notebook computers. Despite this, I see people using holding phones to their ears as they drive all the time. So, while I agree that handling a phone for speaking or texting while driving is a dangerous activity, how exactly is this new nationwide law going to be enforced? (from Reuters)…

U.S. bans “texting” by truckers, bus drivers

The fine for texting while driving a truck is up to $2,750. So, there is a signifacant chunk of change involved for violating this new law.

Looks like the old C.W. McCall song “Convoy” needs to be updated to include something about the texting ban…


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