Distracted driving involves any activity that takes a driver's attention away from the road, and government estimates suggest this is a factor in 16% of all fatal crashes. While distracted driving includes everything from applying makeup while driving to eating while behind the wheel, texting and talking on a cell phone top the list of behaviors that lead to accidents.
- Texting Or Talking On Your Cell Phone While Driving Could Get You A Ticket: Hand-held cell phone use is prohibited in 14 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the District of Columbia. And while there aren't any states that ban all cell phone use for all drivers, novice drivers in 38 states and the District of Columbia could get tickets for talking on their phones while behind the wheel even if the phone is Bluetooth-enabled. When it comes to texting, this behavior is banned for all drivers in 46 states. It's also illegal in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.
- If You Operate A Commercial Motor Vehicle, Texting While Driving Could Result In The Suspension Of Your Driving Privileges: Truck or bus drivers who've been found guilty of texting while driving could be slapped with a penalty of up to $2,750. Multiple violations could disqualify you from operating a commercial motor vehicle for up to 120 days.
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