Deficiencies in the oversight of school bus driver qualifications prompted a call by the National Transportation Safety Board for immediate improvements in the form of three safety recommendations issued today.
The increasing popularity of unmanned aircraft – popularly known as “drones” – has triggered the use of a special security regulation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which wants to prevent the vehicles from flying over some of the nation’s military bases.
Workers in many industries and occupations spend part of their workdays on the road. Drivers who are on the job may be more likely than others to be in a hurry to reach their destination, think about work, be tired, or use a cell phone.
Pedestrian deaths are surging across the nation, and analysts are putting much of the blame on drivers and walkers who are looking at their smartphones instead of watching where they are going. Tipsy walking also is part of the problem, with one in three victims legally drunk when they were struck and killed.
A particular preflight system check and the lack of an indication in the cockpit that could have alerted the pilot of low hydraulic pressure resulting in high pedal loads and a subsequent loss of control after takeoff, was the probable cause of a helicopter crash in Colorado that killed the pilot and seriously injured two flight nurses, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Attorney Jeffrey Rosen’s nomination for deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is running into opposition by dozens of safety and environmental advocacy groups, who are urging senators on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to reject his nomination.
Inadequate highway markings caused a Jan. 19, 2016 Greyhound bus crash in San Jose, California that killed two passengers and injured 13 others, according to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation.
Can a used car be marketed as “safe” or “certified” even if it has defective air bags, a faulty ignition switch or other potentially lethal problems?
Yes, so long as the used car dealer discloses that the vehicle may be subject to a pending safety recall.