Truckers want to keep the right to use their on-board computers while driving, and to be exempt from a potentially nationwide ban on texting while driving.
This despite a study by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute that found that truckers who use on-board computers had a ten times higher risk of crashing, nearly crashing or weaving out of their lane when using the devices.
The study also found that risk was 23 times higher when the truckers texted while driving.
This is especially concerning because drivers whose cars are in an accident with a truck often die or at best are severely hurt.
The article says that the truckers feel pressured to use the devices because of tight deadlines for their deliveries.
If you have been injured or your loved one has been killed in Virginia by a distracted truck driver you need a good Virginia tractor trailer truck accident lawyer. We will take care of your injury or wrongful death case while you take care of more important personal matters.
Call the Virginia truck accident lawyers at O’Bryan Law today at (804) 905-9743.
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