New FMCSA Final Rule Against the Use of Cell Phones and Tablets

New FMCSA Final Rule Against the Use of Cell Phones and Tablets

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a final rule to modify its regulations (FMCSRs) to authorize the installation of determined devices inside commercial vehicles’ windshields.


Section 5301 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act guides the agency to modify the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) authorizing the installation of devices with “vehicle safety technology” on the windshield.


Furthermore, the same section establishes that the installation of windshield devices and technology will have a limited two-year exemption, valid from the date of promulgation. They will also be considered to meet the mandatory safety standard for the initial exemption.


The declaration of this final rule is a ministerial action that does not demand prior announcement and public commentary under the Administrative Procedure Act.


Carlos Alarcon believes that this rule will help and contribute to disengage with any handheld devices, such as your phone or tablet. These devices will be mounted on the dash board and allow for quick glances of any activity on it without trying to do it by hand while you’re driving.


If you guys have any questions or desire a copy of the final ruling, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 909.390.3656


Carlos Alarcon



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