The Wyoming Highway Patrol – Commercial Carrier (WHP) is reminding truckers to avoid distraction while driving after catching a driver using a tablet behind the wheel.
In a March 7 social media post, WHP shared dash cam video of a truck failing to maintain its lane along with a warning about paying attention to the road.
“With the increasing amount of distracted driving incidents and crashes, we thought it was important to show a recent event caught by one of our Troopers. The Trooper was behind the CMV driver and observed him failing to maintain his lane on multiple occasions. When the Trooper got beside the driver, he could see a tablet propped on the steering wheel. A few seconds later the driver noticed the Trooper and promptly put the tablet down, at which point a traffic stop and inspection was initiated. Please remember to drive responsibly and safely on our roadways. Don’t drive distracted,” WHP said.