Oh believe you me, I know this full well. there are also many more auto's out there that don't know the laws of the road anymore either. So I guess my question thrown out there is why single out truckers? When the studies cited show that we are responsible for a fraction of accidents involving cell phones as the stated cause. And cells are a fraction of accidents caused by distraction beyond that.
See, if talking through a blue tooth is distracting enough to cause an accident, and the government must protect us from that, then conversations with passengers have to be stopped as well, so too transporting children, and listening to radio or music, and so on.
No, truckers are the easy target, and I get sick of that, considering I believe that auto drivers should be held to the same standards as truckers, and we'd decrease the congestion of highways by half I'd bet. Besides we as truckers pay the most as a percentage for those roads, and the interstate system was specifically built for us, and the military. We allow cars to use them.