September 15, 2011, ERIE, PA — The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all truckers be banned from talking on the phone and/or texting while driving. The NTSB trucking safety recommendation was delivered at a hearing in Washington and appeared to have been prompted by a tragic trucking accident that was linked to truck driver cell phone use.
The accident in question occurred in Kentucky on Interstate 65 on March 26, 2010. The trucker, Kenneth Laymon, had been talking and texting while driving, including a one second call that occurred at the time of the fatal truck accident. Eleven people died in the Kentucky semi-truck crash.
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