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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.


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.


January 29, 2013

Secretary LaHood to step down

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


November 21, 2012

FRA, rail industry fights electronic device distraction

Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo joined Union Pacific, senior railroad industry leaders and labor officials at a kick-off event to highlight the dangers of using electronic devices on the job.


October 11, 2011

Calif. makes cell phone ban for rail operators permanent

The decision, which was made during a Commission meeting last Thursday, also requires the installation of cameras to enforce the rule.


September 20, 2011

Zonar, Zoomsafer partner on anti-distracted driving phone software

Integrates fleet management technologies with ZoomSafer’s FleetSafer policy management tools to help customers manage employee cell phone use while driving.


July 12, 2011

NHTSA: Enforcement deters distracted driving

Two pilot projects measured the effect of increased law enforcement coupled with high-profile public education campaigns. In Syracuse, N.Y., because of high-visibility enforcement, both handheld cell phone use and texting behind the wheel declined by one-third. In Hartford, Conn., there was a 57 percent drop in handheld use and texting behind the wheel dropped by nearly three-quarters.


June 20, 2011

Nevada bans texting while driving

The new law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2012, makes it illegal to text or talk on a hand-held cell phone while driving. Violators face a fine of up to $100 for the first offense; up to $200 for the second offense; and up to $250 for the third offense.


June 3, 2011

Maine latest state to ban texting while driving

With the addition, 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam have now banned text messaging by all drivers. Eight states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have prohibited all hand-held cell phone use while driving.


January 24, 2011

LaHood reaffirms distracted driving commitment

Joined by family members of distracted driving victims, including FocusDriven President Jennifer Smith, and representatives from Safeway and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, Secretary LaHood unveiled a number of new public education initiatives and discussed the important leadership role businesses play in promoting safe driving behavior.


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