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WASHINGTON DC – On Wednesday, March 31, 2010 The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced its proposal to make its interim ban on texting while driving permanent for commercial truck drivers and bus drivers across the U.S. The ban applies to drivers of interstate commercial trucks and buses over 10,000 pounds and was first put into effect on an interim basis in January, 2010 by the Transportation secretary, Ray LaHood.

DOT ban on texting while driving for commercial trucks and buses likely to become permanent

If approved, the permanent ban could cause truck and bus drivers to face civil or criminal penalties if caught texting behind the wheel. The DOT said that truck drivers and bus drivers may be cited for texting while operating a commercial vehicle and may also face a fine up to $2,750. ... Read More

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