Email From GC Reedy
Received an email from the GC Reedy about the use of electronic devices. It contains a report from the NTSB concerning a head-on collision in 2010 in Minnesota. I urge you to closely review the “Recommendations”. The use of electronic devices has been identified as a contributing cause of accidents. (Not unlike the abuse of drugs and alcohol.) Eliminating such use is quickly gaining priority as a goal of the carriers as well as the regulatory agencies. At your meetings, in the workplace, impress upon our members and other employees the serious implications of the improper use of electronic devices. If the incidence of improper use continues, we will likely see some or all of the “Recommendations” of the NTSB become reality. Worst case, a prohibition on possession could be implemented (not unlike drugs and alcohol).
Unless we wish to face the restrictions and invasions listed in the “Recommendations”, then it needs to also be our goal to eliminate the improper use of electronic devices. Thank you.
Attached is a copy of the report.
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Email from GC Reedy and a report containing "recommended" changes of use and possesion electronic devices by the NTSB following a head on collision in Minn. in 2010. Please read!!! Posted in news section.
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2013 Vacation Results are available to view in the downloads section.
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