As much as I hate the idea of anyone texting while driving, the impact of a bus or truck driver doing is even worse, thanks to the size of the motor vehicle that they're operating. Instead of making the law a state matter, the US has officially banned truckers and bus drivers from text messaging while driving. The federal law takes effect immediately, and drivers that break the law face fines of $2,750 per offense. Sure, the fine is significantly higher than the states that ban it for consumer vehicles, but understandable given the damage that a tractor trailor or bus can do.
How do you feel about the new law? Is it fair or unfair? Will truck drivers and bus operators heed the new law?