Truck dimensions

Discussion in 'Trucker Legal Advice' started by EQlaw, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. EQlaw

    EQlaw Bobtail Member

    Sep 23, 2019

    I'm an attorney in Washington State. I'm defending a driver who was accused of using his cell phone while at a stop light. State trooper says he pulled up next to the truck and saw the driver using his phone through the window.

    Troopers here drive some form of Ford SUV (I think explorers) so I know they are a bit off the ground. The driver was in a 2007 Kenworth Semi. Does anyone know how high off the ground the windows are on that truck? I think the trooper was fishing for a stop and made up the seeing the cell phone after the fact.

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  3. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    I see truckers on their cell phones when driving my car nearly every time I'm on the freeway and I don't have a tall suv.
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  4. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    A couple thoughts ....

    First is if the trooper pulled the truck over and gave the driver an inspection, he does not need a reason to pull the driver over, even if the only result was a cell phone ticket.

    Second is I can easily see into a truck at a low angle and have observed drivers texting or talking on the phone.

    Third, as much as I would take at face value that you are an attorney, disclosure of who you are would validate your questions.
  5. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

    Oct 29, 2007
    Northern Ontario
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  6. Tx Countryboy

    Tx Countryboy Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2019
    Why would a so called lawyer get on here to ask questions. You could very easily pick up the phone & call somebody that has one & get them to measure it after all Y'all are supposed to have all the knowledge to win any case.
  7. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    Plus, a lawyer would know a generic truck and guessing on the officers vehicle will do squat in a court. You need measurements from the actual vehicle models.
    I will tell you this, I sit on a camp folding chair at the warehouse at work and can see people talking on their phone in the truck next to me (parked in the dock), much less the one that if further away.

    Your better bet would be get the phone records from the phone company, unless you.. sorry, your client, was actually caught using the phone.
  8. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Or better yet find and rent that model truck, go to Enterprise rent that model of SUV, Stick a pretend driver into truck wtih CELL and sit in the explorer yourself until you are satisied the real we
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