Train driver’s nicotine withdrawal linked to near-miss drama

Doctors should supervise smoking cessation after train driver forgot to put a patch on: report
Australian Associated Press

Nicotine withdrawals are likely to blame for a Victorian train driver disregarding two stop signals and entering a level crossing before its boom gates had come down.

In light of the near-miss, doctors should supervise safety-critical workers, such as train drivers, who want to give up smoking, an Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigation has recommended.