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Top Cellphone-While-Driving Roads Identified

Roads with the highest observed cell phone use from commercial drivers in 2018 were located in the Los Angeles port complex, Tennessee's second largest city of Memphis, and Irving, Texas, according to a new study by video telematics and analytics provider Lytx.

Some Cities Passing Tougher Distracted Driving Laws Than States

Several cities are responding to what they view as lax state legislation by passing their own distracted driving laws. Three states in the nation still allow texting while driving and only 16 have adopted hands-free laws, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.

Distracted Driving in a Connected World

The problem of distracted driving is not new, but as technology increasingly becomes a big part of life in the workplace, fleets need to put policies in place to prevent it.

States with Highest Cell Phone Road Deaths Identified

One in 10 fatal car crashes in the U.S. each year are caused by distracted driving, and using cell phones while behind the wheel kills as many as 300 people annually in some states, according to a new report from Expert Market.

6 Years Later: The Cell-Phone Ban

Even though the cell-phone ban is six years old, the temptation to use an electronic device while operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is still strong for some drivers.

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

It's never been easier to get distracted behind the wheel -- age and experience notwithstanding. Jack Roberts got an up close and personal reminder of that recently, as he shares in his Truck Tech blog.

Commentary: Why I Changed My Mind About Cell Phone Bans

I hate rules, but there’s one I like, namely the ban on cell-phone use while driving. It’s a long way from universal state to state, but New York has just gotten very tough indeed on truck-driver use of cellular tools, and that’s fine by me.

Getting 'Em Back On The Road - Fast

Used to be, when a driver's rig stopped dead in its tracks, that driver was in for some serious downtime. He had to put out the cones, lock up the cab, then walk or hitch a ride to the nearest pay phone.Then, seemingly overnight, the cell phone arrived, an invention that could turn a daylong nightmare into a few hours of inconvenience.