Transportation Safety

Hybrid, electric vehicles too quiet for pedestrian safety

January 9, 2013

When noise is a problem, it’s usually in the “too much” rather than “too little” category. The opposite is true of ultra-quiet electric and hybrid vehicles, who emit so little noise that pedestrians and bicyclists may not be able to detect their presence, thus increasing their chances of an accident.


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NTSB looking into tanker-Bay Bridge collision

Damage adds up to a "major marine casualty"
January 8, 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that it is investigating a collison Monday between the oil tanker Overseas Reymar and one of the supports of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.


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For winter travel, keep your tank full and your phone charged, says AIHA

December 20, 2012

Being prepared can help travelers avoid dangerous situations in winter, says the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), which is passing along some travel safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that are especially useful this season.


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Fight DUIs with technology, says NTSB

Board recommends ignition interlocks for first-time offenders
December 19, 2012

It’s not surprising that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has discovered that alcohol-impaired driving is the leading cause of wrong-way crashes.


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NTSB determines cause of fatal train/truck collision

December 17, 2012

An inattentive driver and faulty brakes due to an improperly maintained vehicle were the probable cause of an accident in which a heavy commercial truck struck a California-bound Amtrak passenger train in the Nevada desert last summer killing six and injuring 16, the National Transportation Safety Board has revealed.


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Train derailment reveals chem transport risk, say environmental groups

December 11, 2012

In the wake of a recent train derailment in NJ released toxins and forced widespread evacuations, environmental groups are urging the Obama administration to use its power under the Clean Air Act to reduce chemical disaster risks.


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NTSB takes up issue of wrong-way driving

December 7, 2012
Wrong-way driving will be the first item on the agenda during the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) meeting Dec. 11th


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Whistleblowing pilot told to sign off on incomplete certification of trainee

Supervisors allegedly attempted to coerce him into signing a backdated and incorrect form
December 5, 2012

A pilot who was fired after blowing the whistle on pilot certification fraud was ordered reinstated by OSHA. The whistleblower, a pilot from Illinois, alleges that he was asked to falsify a pilot certification for a training flight he performed with another pilot.


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Cost of buzzed driving: $10,000

NHTSA offers six tips to prevent it
December 4, 2012

Getting pulled over for “buzzed” driving could cost a driver around $10,000 in fines, legal fees, and increased insurance rates, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which has launched a public awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of impaired driving.


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Flight attendants can now turn to OSHA with safety concerns

December 4, 2012

Although Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety regulations will still take precedence, a new FAA proposal for addressing flight attendant workplace safety will allow OSHA to enforce certain occupational safety and health standards currently not covered by FAA oversight.


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