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San Antonio Bus Accident Could Lead to National Texting Ban

By May 21, 2009

By now, most if not all of you have probably seen the footage of VIA bus driver Adrian Perez texting on his cell phone. He took his eyes off the road and ran into an SUV that was stopped ahead of the bus.

There were two notable accidents before that, one in California where 25 people were killed on a commuter train due to the conductor texting, and another in Boston on a trolley (where there were thankfully no fatalities).

Well, it seems the recent San Antonio accident was the last straw for U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. He is now trying to work with Congress to enact a total ban on mobile devices for transportation workers. The question is, how long will it take and once a bill is written, will it pass both houses? Only time will tell.

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May 23, 2009 at 8:52 pm
(1) Peter McNichol says:

Is there anything out there that can block cell phone use on a bus or train? Banning it just isn’t working, is it? Boston banned cell phones and so do most locales…

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