Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration December 2, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drivers of CMVs: Restricting the Use of Cellular Phones
Document Number: 2011-30749
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
FMCSA and PHMSA are amending the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to restrict the use of hand-held mobile telephones by drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). This rulemaking will improve safety on the Nation's highways by reducing the prevalence of distracted driving-related crashes, fatalities, and injuries involving drivers of CMVs. The Agencies also amend their regulations to implement new driver disqualification sanctions for drivers of CMVs who fail to comply with this Federal restriction and new driver disqualification sanctions for commercial driver's license (CDL) holders who have multiple convictions for violating a State or local law or ordinance on motor vehicle traffic control that restricts the use of hand-held mobile telephones. Additionally, motor carriers are prohibited from requiring or allowing drivers of CMVs to use hand-held mobile telephones.
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