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I have seen truckers using cellphones while driving. They are only taking their eyes off the road for a fraction of a second. What is the harm in that?

According to statistics revealed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) a trucker making a call on a cellphone is 6 times as likely to be involved in a crash. A trucker trying to read a dispatch device is 10 times more likely to be involved in a collision, and a texting trucker is 23 times more likely to be in a wreck than a driver who is watching the road.

Statistics released by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) further indicate that truckers that text are 23 times more likely to be in a near-crash scenario or actual crash than a driver not using a cellphone to text.

While texting while driving may seem as not dangerous, the problem is that it takes a driver’s eyes off the road increases the chances of an accident. Additionally, trucks weigh up to 30 times more than a regular car. Those involved in a trucking accident are lucky if they survive.

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