Sen. Schumer looks to add black boxes for truck driver safety

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NEW YORK (PIX11)-- In part three of PIX11 Investigates: Dangerous Trucking , Dan Mannarino is in search of solutions.

Sen. Chuck Schumer discusses legislation directed at tractor trailers and drivers. One solution is a black box which documents how long drivers are on the road and how fast they are going. Dan talks with a driver who voluntarily uses the black box.

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  • A Adams

    Your story is not news, just sensationalism.
    First of all, fatigue is nothing new, in fact compliance is over 60% better than 10 years ago according to enforcement statistics. Second of all, the item that fell off of the truck you showed was NOT the mirror, it was the aereodymanic cover. You showed the intact mirror with you camera. It is the DRIVER who violates the law and must be held accountable. Yes the less-than-reputable companies knowingly tell their drivers to run in violation of the standards, but it is the driver who is ultimately responsible for his own actions. If your employers told you to drive while fatigued for an extended period of time to cover an out-of-town story and you did it, who is the one holding the steering wheel. This is just another case of over zealous media looking for ratings.

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