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Posts tagged as: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

Hand-held cell phone ban final

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It is official: interstate bus and truck drivers are prohibited from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles.

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FMCSA proposes on-board recorders for commercial bus companies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is issuing a regulatory proposal that would require interstate commercial bus and truck companies to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) to monitor a driver’s hours of service.

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NHTSA issues the NPRM on seat belts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that begins the process to mandate lap and shoulder restraint systems based on established U.S. standards and specifications on all newly manufactured motorcoaches. The eventual law becomes effective in January 2014.

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Tornado Bus Company fined for ADA violations

Dallas, TX-based Tornado Bus Company Inc. has been fined $55,000 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for violating passenger carrier accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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LaHood: Distracted driving remains ‘a deadly epidemic’

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, last year 5,474 people were killed on U.S. roadways in distracted driving-related accidents.

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FMCSA drug and alcohol sweep nets drivers, carriers

An annual drug and alcohol enforcement sweep by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has resulted in 109 commercial bus and truck drivers being banned from the roads.

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LaHood proposes seatbelt regulations for motorcoaches

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has proposed that all motorcoaches be fitted with lap shoulder seatbelts to better prevent driver and passenger ejections during crashes.

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Secretary LaHood and WTS encourage women to pursue math and science

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today, May 20, 2010, signed an agreement with the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International to encourage women to complete undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math – while pursuing careers in transportation.

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