Truckers' views on driver-facing cameras sought by ATRI

Updated Aug 12, 2022
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The American Transportation Research Institute today launched a survey to better understand truck driver perspectives and issues with driver-facing cameras. 

ATRI’s driver-facing camera research was a top research priority of its Research Advisory Committee in 2021. A statement from ATRI said previous FMCSA-sponsored research conducted by ATRI documented that truck drivers have very positive opinions about road-facing cameras, but numerous driver concerns were raised about driver-facing cameras. ATRI said this driver-facing camera survey is designed to better understand the specific issues and concerns truck drivers have, and to determine what, if any, strategies might address those concerns. 

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The OOIDA Foundation participated in both the prioritization of the driver-facing camera research, as well as in the survey design. 

ATRI said the second component of its driver-facing camera research will focus on how video feeds from the cameras could be used by defense attorneys to reduce unfavorable litigation outcomes against truck drivers and motor carriers. 

The survey is available online here.