The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), a federal rail safety agency, plans to propose a rule that might require the installation of video cameras aboard trains to monitor drivers and record accidents or unsafe behavior. Two U.S. senators who have pushed for the change, Sen. Charles Schumer, of New York, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut, were told by way of a letter from FRA officials that the agency plans to begin the process of establishing the rule sometime this year. According to reports, the regulation would have cameras installed in train cabs to record drivers, as well as requiring outward-facing cameras that scan the tracks. Each of these is needed. The National Transportation Safety Board has been asking for these safety features for several years. Because of the importance of this needed safety feature, the matter will be watched closely by railroad safety experts.
Source: Claims Journal
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