Topic : distracted driving

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SFMTA launches distracted driving campaign

Security and Safety | November 9, 2017

The agency is crowdsourcing data collection to determine how distracted driving impacts the city's communities.

Officials mull using Madison buses for texting-while-driving surveillance

Security and Safety | June 19, 2017

The plan, contigent on a federal grant, would give deputies the ability to search for distracted drivers from a higher vantage point.

Rail| September 14, 2016

SmartDrive rail safety system deployed on Cincinnati streetcar

System captures collisions and identifies operating risks and compliance issues. When an issue occurs, event video is immediately offloaded and management is notified within minutes of an incident.

Bus| May 26, 2015

Antelope Valley Transit experiments with digital bus ads

Other cash-strapped California transit agencies, facing rising operating costs, are watching the potentially lucrative test run with interest, as current state law restricts digital signage on buses to route and service information.

Management & Operations| April 21, 2015

N.Y. bus driver suspended after distracted driving caught on video

The incident was caught on cell phone video by a passenger who didn’t want to be identified out of fear of retaliation. The passenger said they shot the video out of concern for other passenger’s safety.

Bus| April 21, 2015

Bus driver caught reading on transit bus

A New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus driver has been taken off the road for allegedly reading and highlighting paperwork, while transporting a bus full of passengers, ABC New York reported. The incident was caught on cell phone video by a passenger who didn’t want to be identified out of fear of retaliation. The passenger said they shot the video out of concern for other passenger’s safety.

Bus| January 16, 2015

BC Transit disciplining drivers for not calling out stops 'unfair,' union says

Bus drivers say the practice puts passenger safety at risk, because it is "an undue distraction."

Motorcoach| January 16, 2014

NTSB unveils 2014 Top 10 'Most Wanted' improvements

Improving operational safety in rail transit made the list for the first time. The list also includes making improvements to occupant protection and fire safety, doing more to prevent distracted and impaired driving.
Rail| August 5, 2013

Employer cell phone policy urged in wake of train crash

The human brain is incapable of simultaneously processing two cognitively demanding tasks, such as talking with someone on a cell phone while operating a vehicle.

Accessibility| January 29, 2013

Secretary LaHood to step down

Touts success of last four years in letter to U.S. DOT employees.
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