Speaking before a diverse general aviation audience at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta underscored the importance of government and industry collaboration and highlighted a number of initiatives that are making general aviation safer and more efficient.
The doomed cargo ship that sank in the Bahamas last year has finally yielded up a clue that could help investigators determine exactly how it met its end, taking the lives of its 33 crew members with it.
The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) doesn’t yet know what caused the fatal Tesla-truck crash in Florida earlier this year, but it has concluded that the Tesla driver was using the the vehicle’s advanced driver assistance features Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer lane-keeping assistance.
Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show a 7.7 percent increase in motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015. An estimated 35,200 people died in 2015, up from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014.
Drivers who get angry when other motorists wait until the last possible moment to merge in construction zones need to reconsider their long-held notions of highway courtesy, transportation officials in a growing number of states are concluding.
Traffic accidents are up 20 percent in Fort Worth this year, and if you take a drive on I-35W it’s easy to see why.
The traffic-clogged, construction-heavy corridor is home to nine of the city’s top 10 crash locations the last three years, according to statistics by the police department.
About 90 people die each day from motor vehicle crashes in the United States, resulting in the highest death rate among 19 high-income comparison countries. Our nation has made progress in road safety, reducing crash deaths by 31 percent from 2000 to 2013.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and general aviation (GA) groups’ #FlySafe national safety campaign aims to educate the GA community on best practices in calculating and predicting aircraft performance, and in operating within established aircraft limitations.