The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) updated the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) severity tables for the Unsafe Driving and Vehicle Maintenance BASICs on February 8, 2012, to include 27 new entries, as listed below.
The agency added the following texting and cell-phone-use violations to the Unsafe Driving BASIC:
The agency broke out six (6) existing Vehicle Maintenance BASIC violations into twenty-two (22) violations, in order to provide more descriptive and detailed information about compliance with existing brake, wheel, and coupling regulations. The FMCSA says the change will ensure that the CSA Safety Measurement System remains aligned with improvements recently made to roadside data collection systems.
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