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The regulation of commercial vehicle licenses and drivers

Pennsylvanian residents who work as commercial drivers have a separate, special license called a "commercial driver license", or a CDL. Along with the unique privileges that come along with owning this license, there are also unique applications of DUI law and traffic offenses that apply.

Pennsylvania has seen increased DUI arrests around Thanksgiving

Ready or not, the holiday season is about to kick off. You may soon be spending time with family and friends while eating turkey and all the fixings. However, turkey may not be the only thing that gets gobbled up this time of year. During the five-day holiday period around Thanksgiving in 2017, Pennsylvania police responded to 981 crashes and made 629 arrests for DUI. You can expect them to try and gobble up many more this year.

How common is substance abuse among truck drivers?

Though it is common knowledge among Pennsylvania residents that abusing substances and driving do not mix, statistics show that today’s commercial truck drivers are using drugs and alcohol on the job at disturbing rates. Because the drivers and passengers of smaller, passenger vehicles are often those who suffer injuries when cars and trucks collide, substance-abusing truck drivers pose a particularly significant safety risk to the motoring public.

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