As is the case with other drivers in New York, truckers and other commercial drivers are not allowed to text and drive or engage in other distracted behaviors involving technology. Those drivers who are subject to federal regulations also must follow federal motor carrier rules that prohibit distracted driving.
Several previous posts have talked the various types of rules and regulations many truckers who are garaged or even pass through New York must follow. These rules govern the size and weight of trucks, as well as how much exhaust they can put out and how loud the truck can be.
A previous post on this blog talked about how truckers passing through White Plains or other parts of this state must follow all state and local environmental laws. As this post discussed, these laws set standards with respect to a lot of issues related to a truck's impact on the environment. For example, there are laws limiting how much air pollution a truck can emit when traveling along the road.
Like every other vehicle that travels on New York's roads, truck drivers who pass through White Plains are expected to follow the traffic laws of this state. Additionally, as previous posts have discussed, most truckers have a network of special rules and regulations that apply specifically to them.
This blog has previously discussed how truckers who live in or just travel through White Plains, New York, and the surrounding area will want to consider fighting traffic tickets and tickets related to violations of motor carrier regulations or other transportation law violations.
Truckers traveling on the roads in and around White Plains, New York, are responsible for transporting a lot of different types of property. Naturally, some of this cargo is large, very heavy, or otherwise of unusual size and stature and requires special handling.
Previous posts on this blog have discussed how truckers can have a difficult and high stakes fight ahead of them on account of what for others might even be a simple traffic ticket.
Most White Plains, New York, residents probably know that if they get behind the wheel of a vehicle after having a few drinks, they are putting themselves in both personal and legal danger.
Although no motorist really wants a traffic ticket, particular types of traffic violations can spell a lot of additional trouble for truck drivers and others in New York who hold a commercial drivers' license and rely on it for their livelihood.
No White Plains, New York, resident really wants to deal with the fallout from a traffic ticket. In addition to a few hundred dollars in fines, a ticket also can mean higher insurance rates and licensing problems.