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Texting bus and truck drivers now subject to BIG fines

Tired of seeing drivers swerving from lane to lane as they read or write text messages?

Today the U.S. Department of Transportation imposed stiff fines for texting behind the wheel.  Those fines could run as high as $2,750. 

A recent study found that drivers texting spent four out of 6 seconds with their eyes off the road!  That means their vehicle would cover more than the length of a football field while the eyes were on the phone or handheld device....and not the road or other vehicles.

The federal government's ban began with big truck and bus drivers.

A bill is pending in the Alabama State House to impose fines on texting drivers.  It would cover any motorist who is caught texting behind the wheel.

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