June 14, 2012
COTA forbids drivers from texting or talking on cellphones while driving, even with hands-free devices.
May 25, 2010
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.
April 29, 2010
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.
March 15, 2010
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.
February 10, 2010
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.
January 26, 2010
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.
January 22, 2010
Inattention caused him to run red light.
January 21, 2010
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.
January 5, 2010
Policy will apply to nearly every MARTA employee — including bus, rail and Mobility van operators who carry passengers.
December 30, 2009
Order prohibits more than four million federal employees from texting behind the wheel while working or while using government vehicles and communications devices.
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