Distracted driving has always been a problem. However, with the recent proliferation of cellphones, handheld devices and in-car electronics systems, instances of distracted-driving related traffic accidents are on the rise. Although much of the focus has been on individual drivers, the problem is hitting commercial fleets as well.
The commercial trucking industry has long had a problem with so-called "chameleon carriers" - trucking companies that simply reopen under a new name after being shut down for serious and repeated safety violations.
A Chicago teenager is facing felony charges after a crash in which a 28-year-old man was killed. Authorities say the teen was intoxicated at the time of the accident.