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<strong>WASHINGTON. </strong>The government is seeking to prohibit truck driversfrom sending text messages on their mobile phones while transportinghazardous materials, the Transportation Department said yesterday.

WASHINGTON. The government is seeking to prohibit truck drivers from sending text messages on their mobile phones while transporting hazardous materials, the Transportation Department said yesterday.


The department is also restricting train operators from using cell phones and other electronic devices while on the job.


In 2009, 5,500 people died in car crashes involving a distracted driver, according to the agency.

 
 
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