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DriveCam releases Top 5 Transit Driving Behaviors

Bus| 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.

Feds propose texting ban for interstate truck, bus drivers

Motorcoach| March 31, 2010
New federal rule may specifically prohibit texting by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative partnership will make the federal regulatory process more accessible to the public through Regulation Room, an online public participation environment where people can learn about and discuss proposed federal regulations and provide feedback.
Bus| March 15, 2010

Wyoming becomes 20th state to ban texting while driving

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.
Bus| March 5, 2010

Hersman: Fatigue endangers workers, passengers

Speaking before the annual conference of the National Sleep Foundation in Washington, D.C., Chairman Hersman said fatigue has been a concern for the NTSB since the creation of the agency in 1967 and an issue on its Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements since the list was established in 1990.
Motorcoach| March 2, 2010

FMCSA launches Phase I of screening program

Expected to fully launch this summer, the first phase provides motor carriers the opportunity to visit the PSP Website and pre-register for the program by submitting their company contact information.
Bus| February 10, 2010

Houston Metro suspends driver

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.
Motorcoach| January 26, 2010

Feds ban texting for bus, truck drivers

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.
Rail| January 22, 2010

NTSB: Metrolink crash caused by texting operator

Inattention caused him to run red light.
Rail| January 21, 2010

NTSB: Metrolink train ran red light

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.
Bus| January 13, 2010

Taking the distractions out of driving

Why do we allow ourselves to be distracted? Most often it's because we're impatient and lose focus on the road conditions around us. However, when we drive regularly (and some of us do it for a living), we also develop a trait called "muscle memory." Or in other words, our minds are simply driving on "auto pilot" and not actively concentrating on driving. The result is boredom.

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