Transportation Safety

Taking care of your tires can help prevent crashes

June 13, 2014

Routine tire maintenance, replacing tires when needed due to wear and aging, and purchasing the right tires can help prevent many vehicle accidents caused by tire failure, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which is urging all motorists to check their tires .


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Metro-North Railroad fined for retaliatiing against employees

June 11, 2014

Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. – a company whose safety culture was criticized by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) after a fatal train derailment in the Bronx in December -- is in trouble with the feds again.


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Cost of motor vehicle accidents in U.S. per year: $871 billion

Economic costs alone are nearly $900 for each person living in the U.S.
May 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a new study that underscores the high economic toll and societal impact of motor vehicle crashes in the United States.


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Commercial drivers’ physicals must now be done by certified medical examiners

May 23, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is reminding interstate truck and bus drivers that all new USDOT physicals must be performed by a qualified health professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.


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NTSB recommends ways to make commuter railroads safer

May 20, 2014

In the wake of the derailment and collision of two passenger trains in Connecticut last May, the National Transportation Safety Board – which conducted an investigation into the accident -- has issued recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Metro-North Railroad.


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NY to fine railroad company for not disclosing crude oil train derailment

Canadian Pacific Railroad cars derailed Monday in Albany
May 16, 2014

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald said the Department will issue the maximum fine allowed under state law to Canadian Pacific Railroad  for failing to report, as required, the derailment of four tank cars carrying crude oil early Monday morning in Albany.


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Consumer advisory: Motorists should 'Share the Road' with motorcyclists

May 9, 2014

To kick off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding all drivers of cars, trucks and buses to look out for, and share the road with, motorcycle riders. A motorcyclist has the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as any other motorist on the roadway.


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NTSB says pilots need better weather forecasts

May 7, 2014

Although the National Weather Service (NWS) usually has up-to-the-minute information on wind, fog, icing, turbulence and wind shear, it doesn’t always provide it to pilots during preflight weather forecasts – and that’s something the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants to change.


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Study finds high rate of highway work zone crashes in U.S.

May 6, 2014

Forty-five percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America).


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Driver training isn’t enough

May 6, 2014

Good training is a key element, but only part of the puzzle for vehicle safety. Employers with vehicle fleets or employees who drive are aware (or should be) that the greatest probability of an injury incident is going to be vehicle or driving related.


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