A deadly crash in Kentucky last year has prompted the the National Transportation Safety Board to recommend that states ban texting and cell phone use by truckers and other commercial drivers when they’re behind the wheel. The agency issued the recommendations after determining that a driver whose tractor-trailer crashed into a van, killing 11 people, […]
Beginning Thursday, it will be illegal for anyone to send text messages or e-mail while driving. Kentucky State Police Lieutenant David Jude says anyone in violation of the law will probably be easy to identify.
Only 14 days remain in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, with hundreds of bills still awaiting final action.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh An executive order issued by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear prohibits text messaging by state employees driving government-owned vehicles. Beshear admits the ban will be hard to enforce, but says violators, if caught, could face personnel action. “We’re not going to put out some elaborate kind of enforcement scheme,” says […]