Transportation Safety

NTSB: NY ferry crashed because of captain’s confusion

Switching between modes caused speed increase

The captain of the ferry that struck a pier in NY in January 2013, seriously injuring four people, lost control because of confusion about the mode in which the ferry was operating, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which has issued its report on the accident.


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Is your pilot flying tired because of sleep apnea?

FAA clarifies how condition affects pilot medical evaluations

In response to concerns from the aviation medical community, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has sent out draft guidance for Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) to key industry medical representatives to review within 14 days. Untreated OSA has always been and will continue to be a disqualifying medical condition.


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NTSB’s recommendation for wrong airport landings: Pay attention

Following two recent incidents in which transport category airplanes landed at the wrong airports, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Safety Alert to remind pilots of the vigilance required to avoid such potentially catastrophic mistakes.


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Risks and Road Rage: why driver safety is more than just skill

When we survey drivers during our training courses, we regularly have over 90% of participants rating themselves as better than average drivers. You probably fall into this group too. It’s almost certainly true; most of the time at least.


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Operator of Chicago train that crashed may have been asleep

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators said the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line station at O'Hare International Airport will not be up and running until this afternoon at the earliest, after a train jumped the tracks early Monday, injuring 32 people.


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Collision causes huge oil spill in Galveston Bay

Highly polluting heavy crude “will spread,” says Coast Guard

In echoes of the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, oil is washing ashore in Galveston, Texas today and reports of oil-contaminated birds and other animals are multiplying – the result of a collision Saturday in Galveston Bay between a ship and a barge carrying nearly a million gallons of heavy oil.


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Bus driver hides dizzy spells, almost crashes bus

Passengers have to take the wheel

A commercial bus driver who failed to tell his medical examiner about episodes of dizziness and fainting has been ordered out of the driver’s seat after his medical condition nearly caused a bus filled with passengers to crash on an interstate highway.


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Report: Metro-North values on-time performance over safe operations

Railroad co. involved in derailments has “deficient safety culture”

Metro-North Railroad – whose train derailment in the Bronx in December killed four passengers and injured approximately 70 others – made being on time a higher priority than being safe, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).


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Protect your drivers with a second pair of “eyes”

A technology solution identifies risky driver behaviors, elicits drivers safety, and provides high quality video in a compact package. An integrated forward-facing camera captures video of the road, while the rear-facing camera captures the vehicle cabin and driver, allowing for a comprehensive view of critical events.


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On the road: Do you really teach bad drivers a lesson by retaliating for their bad behavior?

I was a passenger one day, riding with a friend who is normally a fairly good driver.


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