Sunday, November 28, 2010

Distracted driving: transit union says "no," but...

US DOT secretary Ray LaHood has been repeatedly attacking the "epidemic" of distracted driving with zeal over the course of this year.  Just two week ago, he launched a “Faces of Distracted Driving” awareness campaign -- an unusually benign turn for the man who wants "more enforcement" and (surprise) a federal law on an issue belonging to the states.

With all this attention from the bully (in multiple senses of the word) pulpit of the Obama administration's transit promoter-in-chief, fancy the recalcitrance shown by this transit union over an almost zero-tolerance policy over bus drivers' and LRT operators' cell phone use.

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