Thursday, September 17, 2009

Metrovational

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Quote taken from a WTOP interview regarding the revelation that the driving record, particularly the personal driving record, of a bus driver involved in an accident with a jogger was less than pristine.

According to the report, Metro is NOW examining the driving records of its employees.
"The process we have today is that we have to search (the personal records). We want to work out this system so that if an operator even changes their address, we're notified," Catoe says.
So safety takes a back seat to doing the grunt work of keeping tabs on drivers' driving records?

We still don't know if the jogger or the driver was at fault.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

i don't know whether to laugh or cry

CD Duplication said...

cool pics

Anonymous said...

nice one. catoe shouldn't be put in front of a mic--then again neither should farbenstein

Anonymous said...

Heart the look on Graham's face!

Anonymous said...

Question: How is the agency to keep tabs on their drivers' personal driving records? I can think of a few ways: (1) An annual review of everyone who operates an agency vehicle, which includes a search of personal driving records through some law-enforcement database; (2) a policy requiring that violations be reported, and enforced via #1 above. Otherwise, though, is there some mechanism in place that is easy and cost-free that WMATA was not availing itself of? Because it may not be as simple as, "Duh! Check the driving records!" Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, let's think about that... Duh! Check the driving records! If my insurance company, potential employers, and credit agencies can manage it, WMATA should be able to figure out how to check the driving records of PEOPLE THAT DRIVE FOR A LIVING. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHA! This is great! WHat are they thinking?

CD Duplication said...

Really appreciative work done by metro this is a very important step towards safety........

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