In 2009, the US Department of Transportation proposed several new rules to promote safety and prevent bus and truck accidents. These included:
- Electronic onboard devices to record hours of driving to help enforce limits and prevent fatigued drivers
- A “minimum” knowledge requirement for drivers
- Oversight on
Effective January 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prohibited texting by bus drivers.
This was an excellent safety rule enacted by the federal agency responsible for enforcing safety on commercial vehicles and preventing accidents. But the rules did not nearly go far enough.Other rules proposed