Topic : driver safety

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Washington State enhances transit driver safety monitoring

Bus| August 8, 2011
If all 132 drivers become involved — including the 25 Dial-a-Ride, 60 vanpool and 47 bus drivers — the cost would be anywhere from $132 per month for the basic plan to $462 per month for the more detailed plan.

Making the most of a training bus opportunity

| August 4, 2011
During these tough economic times there may be a friend or loved one you know who is waiting to be called to begin a career in transit, perhaps as a bus operator. To make the best of that opportunity, I will provide some information to share with them.
Bus| July 26, 2011

Man who attacked Edmonton bus driver jailed indefinitely

The man pleaded guilty in May 2010 to aggravated assault for punching the driver in the face, pulling him off the bus and stomping his face 15 times during the morning rush hour on Dec. 3, 2009.
Bus| July 20, 2011

Greater Dayton RTA introduces 'Million Mile Club' for safe drivers

When hired, RTA operators receive 48 hours of classroom and on-the-road training. New paratransit operators get an additional 80 hours of training on the road. All operators at RTA also must take a one-day course in which they go through the paces of people with cognitive and physical disabilities.
Bus| June 23, 2011

D.C. Metro bus drivers voice safety concerns

After three incidents in the last two weeks where operators were attacked on their routes, drivers want more transit police officers on buses. Drivers also complained of broken surveillance cameras and radios.
Motorcoach| June 23, 2011

NTSB releases latest ‘Most Wanted List’

Highlights 10 safety issues that impact transportation nationwide, including addressing human fatigue, improving bus occupant safety and requiring image and onboard data recorders.
Motorcoach| June 17, 2011

CVSA to Congress: Lift ban on enroute roadside bus inspections

VP David Palmer testified that this SAFETEA-LU enacted restriction removed a critical tool designed to immediately identify driver and mechanical safety issues.
Motorcoach| June 16, 2011

Report: Driver fatigue top cause of motorcoach accidents

According to the report, the NTSB estimates that 36 percent of motorcoach crash fatalities over the past decade have been due to driver fatigue. It is the number one cause of fatal accidents, far above road conditions (2 percent) or inattention (6 percent).
Motorcoach| June 7, 2011

Feds label 26 Pa. coach carriers ‘higher risk’

Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System identified the operators as risky after incidents or investigation showed they exceeded acceptable benchmarks in at least one of five areas: Unsafe driving, driver fatigue, driver fitness, drivers operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and vehicle maintenance.
Motorcoach| June 7, 2011

Senators urge greater bus safety standards

In a letter to U.S. DOT Sec. Ray LaHood, six U.S. Senators pushed for quick implementation of safety standards to prevent fatigued bus drivers from getting behind the wheel after last week’s bus crash in Virginia.

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