Muni Video Shows ‘Whiteout’ That Drivers Say Temporarily Impairs Their Vision

By Jaxon Van Derbeken : nbcbyarea – excerpt (includes video)

An internal Muni video reflects driver concerns that the new fleet’s rear-view camera system can render them blind to hazards, potentially putting public safety at risk. Investigative reporter Jaxon Van Derbeken reports. (Published Monday, July 15, 2019)

An internal Muni video reflects driver concerns that the new fleet’s rear-view camera system can render them blind to hazards, potentially putting public safety at risk.

The surveillance video of an incident in October — obtained by NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit – shows the first documented incident of a passenger getting caught in the rear door of a new train.

While Muni has since installed more sensors to prevent more door incidents, drivers point to the October incident as proof of another risk, one they call “whiteout.”… (more)

We have been hearing about this problem for weeks so it is good to “see” a video that clearly shows the problem. Hopefully the SFMTA will acknowledge the problem and fix it, or, do something as radical was bring back actual rear view mirror that used to work. Whatever it takes.

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