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A Closer Look (Dangerous Drivers) #188883

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 20, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on highway deaths cited.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The problems in the licensing system for truck and bus drivers in the United States examined; scenes shown of the bus that crashed outside New Orleans, Louisiana, killing 22 last year due to the poor health of the driver. [Crash survivor Lawrence COOK - says the driver looked sick.] [NTSB chairman James HALL - says the system needs to be tightened up.] [US Xpress Trucking Max FULLER - says we need centralized information on drivers.] [Hearing witness Dr. Natalie HARTENBAUM - wonders when the system can be changed.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Ridgefield, New Jersey: Bob Jamieson) Efforts to improve safety on the highway via technology examined; scenes shown of a trailer truck with high-tech equipment to alert the driver about dangers. [Textile Chemical Company truck driver Buck DOWDY - likes the safety system on the truck.] [Textile Chemical Company fleet manager Dennis EISENHOFER - explains how the data can be used to help drivers.] How satellite tracking systems can monitor drivers and the high cost of high-tech devices detailed.

Reporter(s):
Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Lisa
Duration:
00:04:20

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