The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports a ban on cell-phone texting while driving, but wants better enforcement of existing laws on inattentive or negligent driving by all motorists.
Government agencies at all levels should do more to teach motorists how to drive around trucks, said the OOIDA. In particular, the group praised state programs that put police officers in truck cabs with owner-operators to watch for motorists who follow to closely or cut in front of tractor-trailers.
“These and related types of programs would go a long way in influencing highway safety,” said Todd Spencer, OOIDA executive vice president.
The Department of Transportation is considering a ban and harsh penalties on texting while driving as part of a campaign against "distracted driving."
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