NJ Transit Votes on $7 Million Contracts to Install Cameras in Trains

Several train crashes, including the May 12 Amtrak derailment that killed 7, have prompted a recommendation by the Nation Transportation Safety Board to install cameras in engineer cabs.

According to NJ Transit officials the cameras would aide in determining the cause of an accident more quickly by displaying what crew members were doing leading up to the event. The cameras would be on cab ceilings and would focus on the train controls and operators hands. New buses are already equipped with this feature.

What do you think? Can these cameras help prevent future accidents?