Can Truckers use Cellphones while Driving?

There is no law limiting cellphone use – even for texting – while driving in New Hampshire. However, there are federal laws that prohibit the drivers of commercial vehicles from using a handheld cellphone while driving.

The FMCSA has found that commercial drivers who use a handheld cellphone to text while driving are 22.3 times more likely to be involved in truck accidents. Using one to simply dial a number increases crash risks more than six times. Clearly, handheld cellphone use by truckers is a danger to everyone on the road. However, cellphone use is not the only dangerous form of distraction.

There are a number of distractions that can increase the risk of truck accidents. These include changing a radio station, reading a map or GPS, eating and drinking, and personal grooming. When these are combined with fatigue – one of the leading causes of truck accidents – everyone on the road is placed in serious danger. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you need a law firm on your side with the experience and tenacity required to get you the justice you deserve.


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