Distraction is one of the most common causes of accidents across the U.S. In fact, on just about any road right here in Georgia, you could look around and see a driver distracted by something, often their phones.
Georgia residents might like to know that there has been a further delay in the release of new federal trucking regulations. These rules target commercial drivers in an attempt to prevent speeding and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is tasked with enforcing the safety regulations dealing with commercial vehicles like semi-tractor trailers and buses on roads in Georgia and around the country. One of the most important duties of the FMCSA is sanctioning drivers that routinely ignore traffic laws or violate federal regulations, and the agency has announced that a California truck driver was taken off the road on March 25 due to repeated drunk driving offenses.