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Phones, food, fatigue and other driver distractions

Drivers in North Carolina and across the U.S. are encountering more and more distractions on the road. Smartphones and navigation systems are just the newest in a line of possible distractions. In fact, everyday activities like eating and talking can pose a danger to drivers as well.

Distracted driving raises the risk for a car crash. Many distracted driving crashes are fatal -- the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 3,166 fatalities in 2017 because of them. The first thing drivers need to do is put away the phone. Even hands-free devices can take a driver's attention from important traffic signals.

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AEB may become mandatory on trucks if new bill is passed

Automatic emergency braking, a safety feature that can apply the brakes for drivers in times of emergency, may become mandatory on all new commercial motor vehicles. Truckers in North Carolina should know that a bill, H.R. 3773, was introduced on July 16 that would mandate AEB use if passed. It is called the Safe Roads Act of 2019.

This development came just as representatives of the Truck Safety Coalition arrived in the nation's capital to push for stricter CMV safety measures. The coalition is also pushing for mandatory speed limiter use and the mandatory installation of under-ride guards on the sides and front of commercial trucks.

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