Transportation Safety

ASSE offers tips on preventing distracted driving

The American Association of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is using Distracted Driving Awareness Month (April) as an opportunity to offer up new resources to help drivers avoid this growing danger.


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NTSB holds distracted driving forum this week

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is putting the final touches in place for its Attentive Driving: Countermeasures for Distraction forum, which will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.


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Banning cell phones while driving: one city's experience

National Transporation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Debbie Hersman says the experience of Evanston, Illinois illustrates how banning cell phone use while driving can drive down the number of distracted driving accidents.


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DOT offers "distraction guidelines" to automakers

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has developed the first-ever federally proposed guidelines to encourage automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risk for in-vehicle electronic devices.


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New poll highlights fatigue danger in transportation

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says a new poll about the role of sleepiness and errors should serve as a "wake up call" for the transportation industry.


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Fired whistleblowing truck driver gets reinstated, back pay

A truck driver who was terminated after reporting unsafe brakes and refusing to drive more than the allowable hours will get his jobs back and be paid more than $190,000.


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NHTSA unveils new "10-year-old child" crash test dummy

The nation’s automotive safety agency has a new crash test dummy that will be used to evaluate the growing number of child safety seats and boosters made for children weighing more than 65 pounds.


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NTSB to hold forum on distracted driving

Public can view forum on web

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) hold a one-day forum titled, Attentive Driving: Countermeasures for Distraction, on March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.


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Trucking industry group fights new driver rest rules

The American Trucking Associations filed a petition this week with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia asking the court to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final hours-of-service rule.


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NTSB moves ahead on nationwide driver/cell phone ban

A nationwide ban on driver use of portable electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle got a legislative hearing this week, with National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Vice Chairman Christopher Hart testifyng before the New York State Senate.


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