News Tagged With: rail-accidents
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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.


July 12, 2013

Updated: Train derails near Paris, 6 killed

At least 350 people were on board the train when it crashed in Brétigny-sur-Orge during the rush hour traffic.


May 22, 2013

Metro-North railcar design saved passengers' lives

Were protected by strengthened railcar frames and designs intended to absorb and dissipate crash energy through the structures, rather than transferring it to passengers.


March 7, 2012

VIA Rail accident report cites concerns

Canada's TSB said there are no safety defenses to prevent trains from changing tracks at a high rate of speed and that the country is falling behind others around the world, including the U.S., in stepping up safety.


November 10, 2011

NTSB: Jumper wire install cause of Miami people mover crash

Determined that the probable cause of the Nov. 28, 2008, accident at Miami International Airport, involving an automated people mover train, was the installation of a “jumper wire” that prevented the overspeed/overshoot system from activating to stop the train when the crystal within the primary program stop module failed.


December 1, 2009

Metrolink probes alleged failure to stop at red signal

No injuries were reported from last Tuesday's incident, according to officials, but concerns were raised to the fact that basic safety rules were broken despite reform efforts made since the fatal Chatsworth crash that killed 25 people 14 months ago.


July 27, 2009

Senator unveils bus, train driver texting legislation

Law will ban any driver or conductor from using electronic devices while inside any public or private transportation vehicle. The legislation will also heavily penalize those who put the public’s safety at risk.


June 24, 2009

METRO Briefs

Lessons learned from past rail accidents. CVS reimburses N.Y. MTA for overcharging staff. Bus travel rediscovered by young.


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