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TSI Announces 1000th Student for Distracted Driving Online Course

Contact: Nancy Wilochka
DOT 63-12

Friday, June 1, 2012 - The Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) announced today that it has registered the 1,000th student for its on-line instructional course aimed at reminding transit workers about the dangers of distracted driving. "Curbing Transit Employee Distracted Driving" was developed jointly by TSI, the Federal Transit Administration, the Florida Department of Transportation and the Center for Urban Transportation Research. The course is optional, but the Federal Transit Administration strongly encourages transit systems to incorporate it into their existing employee safety and training programs. Pamela Vasquez, the 1,000th student, works for Mountain Rides Transportation Authority in Sun Valley, Idaho. To find out more about the course, click here. TSI, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration, was established in 1971 and provides safety, security and environmental training to both public and private sectors, supporting itself through user fees.