Transportation Safety

NTSB looks at recent surge in railroad worker deaths

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) yesterday issued a special investigation report on the recent increase in deaths of railroad and rail transit roadway workers on or near tracks and made recommendations to reduce the number of fatalities.


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DOT unveils tools to increase car seat safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching a new Car Seat Finder Tool, adding the ability to look up car seat recalls on its mobile app, and reminding parents and caregivers to register their child’s car seat through its new campaign – "Don’t Delay. Register Your Car Seat Today."


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Luxury foreign cars don't have to meet U.S. safety standards

If you plan on buying a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Jaguar, you don’t need to worry that your vehicle doesn’t meet federal safety standards. Those makes and others will be allowed to be imported into the U.S., even though they don’t fully comply with safety requirements, under an exemption announced recently by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


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Florida trucking company had five crashes, 15 speeding tickets in one year

Ken’s Trucking declared an imminent hazard to public safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Grand Ridge, Fla.-based Ken’s Trucking, LLC, USDOT No. 1050616, to immediately shut down following a federal investigation that revealed numerous widespread violations of critical safety regulations.


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ASSE wants tougher standard for impaired driving

Legal impairment standard would go from blood alcohol level of .08% to .05%

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is backing the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) effort to encourage states to reduce the legal standard of driver impairment due to alcohol consumption, as measured by blood-alcohol content (BAC), from 0.08% to 0.05%.


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Fewer airplane crashes in 2013

However -- first fatalities on U.S. airlines and commuters in three years

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released preliminary aviation accident statistics which show an overall decline in the number of US registered civil aviation accidents. The number of civil aviation accidents fell from 1,539 in 2012 to 1,297 in 2013.


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Anatomy of an aviation accident

NTSB finds mismanagement, poor communication behind fatal 2013 UPS plane crash

Today the National Transportation Safety Board determined that UPS flight 1354 crashed because the crew continued an unstabilized approach into Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala. In addition, the crew failed to monitor the altitude and inadvertently descended below the minimum descent altitude when the runway was not yet in sight.


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More pilots using potentially impairing meds, illegal drugs

In a study on the prevalence of drug use by pilots who died in crashes, the NTSB found an upward trend in the use of both potentially impairing medications and illicit drugs. Almost all of the crashes – 96 percent – were in general aviation.


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Safety helps you globally

Last week, I arrived in Paris, France, as I spoke at the French Professional Speaker's Association Convention.


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Reinstatement ordered for trucker fired for refusing to drive unsafe truck

Vehicle had inadequate tire tread

An Oregon trucker wrongly fired for refusing to drive an unsafe vehicle will get her job back, plus reimbursement for back wages and compensation for fees associated with the case, after an OSHA investigation.


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