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‘Highway hypnosis’ could be factor in derailment

Posted By admin On December 6, 2013 @ 10:01 am In Amtrak/Commuter News,News,Recent Updates | Comments Disabled

NEW YORK – It’s sometimes called “highway hypnosis” or “white-line fever,” and it’s familiar to anyone who has ever driven long distances along a monotonous route.

Drivers are lulled into a semitrance state and reach their destination with little or no memory of parts of the trip. But what if it happened to an engineer at the controls of a speeding passenger train?

Read the complete Associated Press story at the Times Herald-Record.

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