Metro North Engineer Suspended for Reading while Driving
11 Jun, 2012
By Polly Kreisman
In the aftermath of the expose showing a Metro north driver reading the paper while driving the train, it’s unlikely to happen again really soon. But have you ever seen this?
A Metro-North veteran, identified as John Cooper, was suspended when he was caught on video reading the NY Post while helming a Harlem Line train barrelling through the Bronx yesteday.
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As the New York Post notes, he was reading the NY Post.
As the Daily News sees it, the man was reading a “newspaper.”
Cooper was recorded by a passenger as he leafed through the tabloid at 8:30 in the morning.
Metro-North said this is not standard operating procedure.
“Reading anything, texting or using cell phones while operating a train is totally unacceptable,” Metro-North said in a statement. “Metro-North is taking action to ensure this does not happen again. Every member of every train crew is being reinstructed today that this behavior will not be tolerated.”
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