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Electronic Device Distraction

On May 20, 2011, the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) accepted a Task Statement (Preventing Railroad Employee Distractions Caused by Personal Electronic Devices) to prescribe mitigation strategies, programs and processes for governing the use of personal electronic devices which could cause distractions to railroad employees engaged in safety critical activities. FRA will continue consulting with RSAC to reduce electronic device distraction that could lead to an unsafe operating environment.

Last updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019