Authorities in Great Britain can’t seem to make up their minds about
Just weeks after South Wales increased fines for text messaging while
driving, another part of the country has decided that text messages for truck
drivers are okay – as long as they are messages from police.
The Birmingham Post reported that truckers in Birmingham are now being alerted to crime on the road
via emergency text messages from police.
The Promptext system, which had been in a trial phase for several
months, went into official use in early September.
With the system, information is gathered from trucking industry sources
and funneled to the truckers via police. The information includes reports of
load theft, truck theft, warnings and other information pertinent to drivers.