NTSB Wants Inward, Outward Cameras

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all commuter trains and streetcars have inward-facing and outward-facing video cameras with sound.

The NTSB made that recommendation in response to a Feb. 17 collision in Philadelphia of two Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority subway trains, injuring four.

Neither of the trains involved in that collision was equipment with video or audio equipment

In its report, the NTSB cited a list of incidents in which video imagery would have helped determine a cause of an accident.

The safety panel has previously recommended that the Federal Railroad Administration require cameras on intercity and commuter trains.

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