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SmartDrive publishes collision operator analysis for transit

Security and Safety | November 8, 2016

The SmartDrive Collision Snapshot for transit illuminates key observations that distinguish collision operators (those involved in at least one collision during the 12-month analysis period) from non-collision operators.

One-quarter of N.Y. paratransit drivers use cellphones, report says

Accessibility| June 9, 2014
The inspectors also found that 36% drove dangerously and 6% had been seen speeding.
Bus| June 14, 2012

COTA driver accused of using phone on duty

COTA forbids drivers from texting or talking on cellphones while driving, even with hands-free devices.
Bus| May 25, 2010

Kansas becomes 26th state to ban texting

Drivers caught texting will receive warnings until January 1, 2011, after which law enforcement will issue $60 fines for violations. Because it is a primary law, police officers can stop motorists suspected of this offense alone.
Bus| April 29, 2010

DriveCam releases Top 5 Transit Driving Behaviors

With so much focus in the news on collisions in the transit industry caused by distracted driving, DriveCam said it was surprised to find that it actually ranks #5 on the list of behaviors.
Bus| March 15, 2010

Wyoming becomes 20th state to ban texting while driving

On January 26, Sec.LaHood announced federal guidance to prohibit texting by drivers of commercial vehicles such as large trucks and buses. Truck and bus drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750.
Bus| February 10, 2010

Houston Metro suspends driver

An operator for 10 years, Reginald Rideout has been involved in three accidents during his employment, two of which were minor, but deemed preventable, according to Houston Metro.
Motorcoach| January 26, 2010

Feds ban texting for bus, truck drivers

Action is the result of the U.S. DOT's interpretation of standing rules. Drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750.
Rail| January 22, 2010

NTSB: Metrolink crash caused by texting operator

Inattention caused him to run red light.
Rail| January 21, 2010

NTSB: Metrolink train ran red light

Agency staff said it concluded that witnesses who said the signal appeared to be green were not reliable. Board is continuing to discuss the findings.
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