With the widespread prevalence of cellphones that everyone has with them at all times, the topic of distracted driving is a familiar one. However, distracted driving is not a new problem. In fact, you and other Pennsylvania drivers may be interested to learn that dangerous driving distractions have been around for as long as motorized vehicles.
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.