NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 14, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Govt. reported ordering transportation workers to undergo random drug testing; details given of planned testing of various groups of workers. Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Hager) Announcement by Trans. Department of drug testing reported; scenes shown from train and plane accidents in which engineers and pilots tested positive for drugs. [Trans. Secretary James BURNLEY - says drug testing will be required for safety-related workers.] Drug testing plan outlined on screen. Response from independent truckers and other transportation groups noted. [Pilots spokesperson Henry DUFFY - opposes testing.] [TRUCKER - says driving under drug influence is dangerous.] Cases before Supreme Court mentioned.