April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and is the perfect time to reinforce to the dangers of distracted driving and the rules and regulations being enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Eating, drinking, interacting with a navigational device, using your cell phone, reading maps, or any other activity that takes the focus off the road is considered distracted driving.
We all know the rules—Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers are prohibited from texting or using hand-held mobile phones while operating their vehicles. Violations can result in fines or disqualifications and will impact a motor carrier’s and driver’s Safety Management System (SMS) results.
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