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How to keep distracted driving truck accidents from happening

Written by Steve Gursten Posted June 14th, 2017

Tips for avoiding distracted driving truck accidents include no texting, no dispatching devices, no hand-held phones and no eating or drinking while driving

Distracted driving truck accidents

Few – if any – things are more dangerous and potentially deadly than a distracted truck driver barreling along a crowded highway, behind the wheel of a fully loaded 80,000-pound tractor-trailer.

Indeed, … Read More

What is the FMCSA’s policy on distracted truckers? ‘No call, no text, no ticket’

Written by Steve Gursten Posted February 2nd, 2017

To save lives and prevent truck accidents and injury, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration imposes harsh penalties truck drivers who text with hand-held cell phones

The FMCSA could do many things better when it comes to improving safety for truckers and for the driving public. This truck accident legal blog has been a frequent … Read More

Distracted AZ truck driver surfing Facebook kills police officer in horrible truck wreck

Written by Steve Gursten Posted January 16th, 2014

Trucker was caught on camera using his cell phone, allegedly looking and photos of scantily clad women

I recently filed suit in the Superior Court of Arizona regarding one of the most horrific crashes I have ever had the misfortune of coming across.

This past May, in southwestern Arizona, Officer Tim Huffman was investigating the … Read More

Steep penalties for truckers and commercial drivers who text and drive

Written by Steve Gursten Posted September 4th, 2013

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says: “No call, no text, no ticket”

truck driver texting

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has prohibited texting and the use of hand-held mobile devices by truckers and bus drivers while operating commercial motor vehicles.  But what is most surprising is how many truck drivers and companies have no idea that … Read More

Driver sentenced in 2010 truck accident that killed 3 people due to distracted driving

Written by Steve Gursten Posted September 12th, 2012

The deadly consequences that result from distracted truck driving

Recently,  a truck driver was sentenced on three counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with a distracted driving crash that killed two women and an unborn child.

In this very tragic instance, the driver was held accountable for his negligent actions in a criminal case.  … Read More

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