U.S. transportation officials are seeking to ease deployment of driverless cars by amending certain safety standards, drawing strong protest from groups who say the move is premature because the safety of self-driving technology is unproven.
Dear Mr. Jones:
This letter is to follow up on the interim letter sent to you dated June 24, 2014, by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In your original April 1, 2014, letter you requested clarification on whether railroad train crews performing work as hazmat employees are subject to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 C.F.R. § 1910.1200.
DOT rolls out campaign to crack down on distracted driving
April 10, 2015
April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, and the U.S. Department of Transportation is using the occasion to undertake an aggressive campaign, running today through April 15, to ticket drivers who are texting or talking on their cell phones while they’re driving.