FMCSA has kicked off a pilot program in NY and CT to test whether concentrated law enforcement can make drivers put down their cell phones.
“Law enforcement will be out on the roads in Syracuse, N.Y., and Hartford, CT. The FMCSA’s messageis “If a driver is caught with a cell phone in one hand, they’ll end up with a ticket in the other,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement on 4/8/2010..
“High-visibility enforcement” will be conducted in the Syracuse area beginning April 8, 2010 through April 17, 2010 and in the Hartford area from Saturday through April 16, 2010 DOT said.
Effective February 15th, 2010: Pennsylvania will adopt the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria and the appalicable Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations