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While I am all for the idea of a nationwide ban on texting while driving, I think it is only fair that this ban should be in effect for ALL motorists, not just commercial vehicles and buses. The penalties should be the same as well. I am an over the road truck driver and during my 11 allotted hours of driving time I can count at least 30 drivers of passenger vehicles PER DAY texting on the road compared to maybe 5 or 6 truck drivers per day. In major cities, that number is nearly triple! These motorists are just as dangerous as they could suddenly slow down dramatically or swerve in front of another vehicle and cause a serious accident, especially if they do so in the path of an 80,000 lb. commercial vehicle. I have had several close calls myself, and it's frustrating that the only thing being done about it is only at the state level (and very few states at that), with small fines compared to the national ban for truckers and bus drivers. It's not fair to us and it's not fair to the rest of the motoring public. All I am asking is that this be revised to include ALL motorists with the same penalties if you are truly serious about taking a stand on distracted driving. Thank you.
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Jan 27, 2010