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Feds look to tighten English law for truckers

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Manuel Castillo was driving a truck through Alabama hauling onions and left with a $500 ticket for something he didn’t think he was doing: speaking English poorly.

Castillo, who was stopped on his way back to California, said he knows federal law requires him to be able to converse in English with an officer but he thought his language skills were good enough to avoid a ticket.

Still, Castillo said he plans to pay the maximum fine of $500 rather than return to Alabama to fight the ticket. More from

Castillo, why is this even an issue?  Read the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s regulation regarding speaking English…


July 17, 2008 - Posted by | trucking | ,

1 Comment »

  1. I guess we must have posted this about the same time… 🙂

    Comment by TexasFred | July 17, 2008 | Reply

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