ATA Leaders Vote Overwhelmingly to Support Sen. Schumer’s Anti-Texting Bill
At the ATA Management Conference& Exhibition, the ATA Executive Committee voted overwhelmingly to support a bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) to ban texting by all drivers. The 42-member committee voted to support Sen. Schumer’s approach to the hazard of texting, which would require states to enact and enforce a law that “except in the event of an emergency, prohibits an operator of a moving motor vehicle from writing, sending, or reading a text message using a hand-held mobile telephone” or other personal electronic device. The ATA Board of Directors also approved policy statements on onboard safety systems, natural gas as a truck fuel, and on educating and testing passenger vehicle drivers on operating safely near trucks.
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Posted on Sun, October 18, 2009