CB Radios Cause Distractions for Truckers

CB radios serve many purposes for truck drivers and have done so for a several decades. CB radios are not only a way to talk to other drivers to discuss the occupants of passing cars or tell crude jokes, but CB radios also allow truck drivers to warn drivers behind them that they will soon be approaching traffic, icy roads, or another hazardous condition. In this way CB radios may work to prevent accidents. However, many drivers simply use CB radios to comment on motorists or pass the time by telling stories, and these types of conversations can cause a truck driver to get distracted and cause an accident. If you have been involved in a distracted driving truck accident, a Coweta County truck accident attorney can help you receive proper compensation from the distracted driver.

Though CB radios can be distracting, they can also be helpful. However, many truck drivers have been turning off their radios and favoring other forms of entertainment on long drives. Talking to family members on a cell phone or listening to audiobooks or podcasts are now all common ways to pass the time while driving a truck. However, these activities can be even more distracting than a CB.

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Listening to a CB radio certainly is not against the law for truck drivers, however drivers have a duty to make sure they are not distracted by the radio to the point at which they are driving negligently and causing accidents and injuries. If a distracted truck driver causes an accident and you are injured, a truck accident attorney at Shane Smith Law can help you receive proper compensation for your injuries and losses. Please call our office at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation with a trucking accident lawyer today.

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