Distracted driving – Cell phone use in big rigs
NBC’s Connecticut Troubleshooters spent some time completing an unscientific study monitoring the cell phone habits of commercial drivers. Michael Riley, president of MTAC, was interviewed for the online article by Jeff Stoecker.
“What we don’t want is that truck driver holding that phone up to his ear,” said Michael J. Riley, president of the Motor Transport Association of CT. “That’s distracted driving. That’s dangerous.”
Riley said the trucking industry has been one of the strongest advocates for tougher laws and better training to stop distracted driving.
“We have a lot of stake here,” said Riley. “There’s a moral commitment to doing things safely, there’s an economic component to it all, and we’re proud of what we do and we don’t want to do it in a way that jeopardizes anybody’s safety.”
Read the full article online at the NBC Connecticut website.