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NTSB Report Claims Hoboken Train Engineer Was Not Tested for Sleep Apnea

A new report released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows that NJ Transit did not test the engineer involved in the Hoboken train crash for obstructive sleep apnea. In September 2016, a commuter train crashed into the wall at Hoboken Terminal. More than 100 people were injured and one person was killed. The engineer tested positive for sleep apnea shortly after the train crash. According to NTSB documents, there is nothing to suggest the engineer had been tested for the common disorder since 2015. NJ Transit claims it requires train engineers to undergo sleep apnea screening. The NTSB’s report suggests NJ Transit did not follow its own policy. An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that causes interruptions in breathing during sleep. Sufferers of this condition can experience intense daytime drowsiness. In some cases, a person with undiagnosed sleep apnea can even nod off…
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Will New Driver’s License Requirements Make Jersey Safer?

The Hoboken Patch ran a story recently about new driver’s license requirements that New Jersey is attempting to add to help improve pedestrian and bike safety. How Could Changes to New Jersey’s Driver’s License Laws Help Improve Bike Safety? Per the Hoboken Patch report, the driver’s license requirements make up A4165, a bill that, if passed into law, would require the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to add bicycle and pedestrian safety information to the driver’s test. The story in the Patch included subjects that might be added questions to New Jersey’s written driver’s license exam, such as: How to properly pass cyclists on the road Safely getting out of a car or truck without endangering the safety of cyclists or pedestrians Learning to correctly identify bike lanes How to safely drive through intersections with cyclists and pedestrians In addition to adding information about pedestrian and bike safety to the…
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