train engineers to be banned from using cellphones

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After the train crash involving Metrolink’s train that killed at least 25 people, Michael R. Peevey (President of the California Public Utilities Commission) issued a statement that he will propose an emergency order banning the personal use of cellular communication devices while operating a train. He said,

“On behalf of the CPUC, I would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of those involved in the Metrolink accident. The CPUC is the principal state agency for rail safety and we are leaving no stone unturned in our investigation of this accident, including interviewing the former spokesperson for Metrolink who resigned from the agency, allegedly after her candor in assessing responsibility for the accident was questioned by her superiors. Further, I will ask my fellow Commissioners on Thursday to approve an emergency order prohibiting the personal use of cellular communication devices while operating a freight or passenger train anywhere in California. Some railroad operators may have policies prohibiting the personal use of such devices, but they’re widely ignored. Our order would make it the law and we’ll go after violators. We owe it to the public.”

Author: Melissa

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