The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has placed a ban on texting while driving for truck drivers. According to the FMCSA, “Texting means manually entering alphanumeric text into, or reading text from, an electronic device.” This ban does not extend to hands-free devices, even those that are used to text or email. The ban is intended to reduce truck accidents caused by distracted commercial drivers.
As with most texting bans, this one almost seems to imply that hands-free devices are safe to use while driving. This belief, while reinforced through the new availability of myriad hands-free devices, is far from true. In fact, many studies, including a new one sponsored by AAA, have found that hands-free devices are just as, if not more dangerous than devices that require manual input.
When you or a loved one are involved in a truck accident caused by a distracted driver, you have every right to hold them accountable and seek compensation for your damages. The Arkansas truck accident attorneys at the Duncan Firm welcome an opportunity to meet with you free of charge and discuss your case, your rights, and the best way for you to get full compensation.
To schedule your free consultation with an experienced Arkansas truck accident lawyer, please contact the Duncan Firm today.