23 Aug '16, 11pm

NHTSA seeks public comment on uniform laws, training nationwide to curb #distracteddriving & #drowsydriving.

NHTSA seeks public comment on uniform laws, training nationwide to curb #distracteddriving & #drowsydriving.

The agency stated in the Federal Register on Tuesday that it “believes the new guideline will provide more accurate, current and effective guidance to the states regarding distracted and drowsy driving.” The amendment would require all states to enact and enforce laws that prohibit the use of wireless communications devices while driving, which would ban talking, dialing, browsing or texting when operating a vehicle. NHTSA added that drivers should also be prohibited from texting while stopped in an active traffic lane. Any violation, the agency stated, should be a primary offense. Combating Distracted, Drowsy Driving Included in Groundwork of Transportation Discussed at STN EXPO Addtionally, the proposal advised that states should enact and enforce laws that prohibit drowsy driving, using existing statutes that address reckless driving, along with training for law enforce...

Full article: http://stnonline.com/news/latest-news/item/7879-nhtsa-pro...

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