Department of Transportation proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers


Source: Reuters
Author: John Crawley
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Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC, 20590, United States

The Transportation Department proposed prohibiting commercial truck and bus drivers from using cellphones while behind the wheel.

The rule would affect approximately 4 million drivers, who are already banned by the government from texting while working. The proposal is the latest move in Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's stepped-up campaign against distracted driving in which he has questioned cellphone use in passenger cars and "hands free" communications technology.

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