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Feds propose ban on texting by interstate truck and bus drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Department is trying to make good on its promise to crack down on those who are distracted while driving, especially while driving big vehicles. The department has proposed a ban on texting at the wheel by interstate truck and bus drivers.

The proposal would make permanent the interim ban that was announced in January by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The rule would apply to drivers of buses and commercial trucks over 10,000 pounds. If found to have violated the rules on texting and driving, drivers could face civil or criminal penalties.

 

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