The Department of Transportation has initiated, effective today, a ban on texting while driving for interstate truck and bus drivers. If caught, these drivers will face significant fines and penalties.Texting while driving is responsible for numerous accidents. Some studies indicate it is as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. Studies indicate that drivers who text while driving are twenty times more likely to get into an accident than those who are not texting.If you have been in an accident with a truck or an accident in which you know or suspect that the other driver was using his or her cell phone or texting while driving, you should contact an attorney to protect your rights. Call or e-mail the Law Offices of Todd N. Hendrickson to discuss your case. As always, our initial consultation is free and there is no fee unless you recover.