D.C. Metro Train Driver Endangers Lives by Texting while Driving

This story that has been covered by Fox News as well as CNN this morning is enough to send a shiver down your spine. Especially since we just witnessed the funerals of Metro riders who were killed in the recent Metro crash.

The question is begging to be answered; “is the loss of 5 days pay adequate punishment for someone who endangers the lives of Metro riders by disregarding procedures and policies?”

Apparently this Metro Train driver does not take the job that seriously, despite having ultimate responsibility of so many lives. Unfortunately, we recently saw what can happen and the devastation that can be caused when a train on “auto pilot’ crashes.

I think this driver should have been charged with reckless driving or reckless endangerment and prosecuted in a court of law at a minimum. It seems that Metro riders are literally taking their lives in their hands when riding decrepit trains being driven by people playing with their cell phones.

Which begs another question; “does the Metro transit system not employ any inspectors or have any oversight in place and if not, why not?”

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