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S.F. Muni installing cameras to enforce cell phone ban

Rail| October 11, 2011
The state commission, which regulates California's passenger rail operations, including Muni and BART, put an emergency ban on the books in the fall of 2008 — shortly after a train collision in Los Angeles County killed 25 people and injured more than 100 others.

NTSB calls for ban on mobile phone use by commercial drivers

Motorcoach| September 14, 2011
Board issued 15 new safety recommendations to the FHWA, the FMCSA, the NHTSA, ASHTO, the Governors Highway Safety Association, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia.
Rail| August 25, 2011

BART wireless policy will limit shutdowns

Will be confined to extreme situations in which public safety is endangered.
Rail| August 23, 2011

BART police arrest 40 protestors

Protestors were allegedly trespassing on transit property. Police forced the remaining protestors above ground onto the street. The agency also shut down two stations.
Rail| August 18, 2011

Hackers attack BART again

Targeted the agency for the second time, posting personal information of more than 100 transit police officers on the website operated by The Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Officers' Association.
Bus| 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.
Bus| 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.
Accessibility| March 7, 2011

Union: TTC cell phone crackdown unreasonable

Toronto Transit Commission management is firing operators for using their cell phones even when they aren’t driving, claims the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 president. Agency officials say they are just notifying employees about cell phone usage rules.
Bus| 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.
Accessibility| January 18, 2011

Study: Transit drivers involved in collisions twice as likely to use phone while driving

While handheld cell use is the most commonly identified risky distraction, eating and/or drinking while driving is not far behind. In fact, drivers involved in one or more collisions are 1.8 times more likely to regularly eat or drink while driving.

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