Transportation Safety

NTSB turns down bid to reopen TWA Flight 800 investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it stands by its investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 and has denied a petition for reconsideration of its findings by a group claiming that a missile – or something like it -- caused the accident.


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National Safety Council estimates 385 traffic fatalities this Independence Day weekend

Council offers tips for a safe Fourth of July celebration

The National Safety Council today released estimates of fatalities from traffic crashes for the upcoming Independence Day weekend – 6 p.m. on July 3 through 11:59 p.m. on July 6. The Council estimates 385* deaths and an additional 41,200* medically consulted injuries may occur over this holiday weekend from motor vehicle collisions.


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NTSB: Crew errors caused crash of Asiana flight 214 in San Francisco

The 2013 crash of Asiana flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport was caused by the flight crew’s mismanagement of the approach and failure to monitor the plane’s airspeed, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which investigated the accident.


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Public ready for stiffer penalties for texting while driving

New findings from a National Safety Council public opinion poll indicate 73% of respondents think there should be more enforcement of texting laws, while only 22% said the current level of enforcement is fine.


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Driving safety: check your following distance!

Pretty much all rear end collisions can be prevented by maintaining a safe following distance from the vehicle in front of you.


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Taking care of your tires can help prevent crashes

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

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.

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

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

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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The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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