July 9, 2009 | Mark Paradies

Another Example of Enforcement – Boston Trolley Operator Indicted for Texting Before Crash

Here’s the story from CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/07/08/subway.operator.indicted/index.html

He faces up to three years in state prison and a $5000 fine for a charge of “gross negligence.”

The story says:

Investigators for the transportation authority and the National Transportation Safety Board found that the brakes on Quinn’s train were working properly and that there were no defects in the tunnel lights or tracks. They classified the cause of the collision as human error.

What do you think? Is this good enforcement?

Although I’m not in favor of distracted driving, I think we’ll have to build bigger prisons if we apply the same standard to driving cars.


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