Still searching for answers in 2015 sinking of cargo ship
April 18, 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) resumes its search today for the vessel data recorder of the El Faro, the doomed cargo ship that sank Oct. 1, 2015 during Hurricane Joaquin. All 33 of the El Faro’s crew perished in the accident.
The United States (U.S.) Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), California Highway Patrol (CHP), the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), and Impact Teen Drivers (ITD) are joining forces for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed and an additional 431,000 were injured in collisions involving distracted drivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the United States. Millions of workers, such as long-haul truck drivers, sales representatives, and home health care staff, drive or ride in a motor vehicle as part of their jobs.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Ontario, Canada-licensed truck driver Inderjit Singh Gill to be an imminent hazard to public safety, prohibiting him from operating any commercial motor vehicle in the United States.
Drive Smart Arizona, a coalition of safety organizations, government bodies and businesses in the state, will have billboards in Phoenix and Tucson debuting Thursday urging drivers to stop risking their lives by texting and driving.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced today a historic commitment by 20 automakers representing more than 99 percent of the U.S. auto market to make automatic emergency braking a standard feature on virtually all new cars no later than NHTSA’s 2022 reporting year, which begins Sept 1, 2022.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a final rule that significantly strengthens state safety oversight and enforcement authority to prevent and mitigate accidents and incidents on rail transit systems.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold a pair of public meetings this spring to gather input as it develops guidelines for the safe deployment of automated safety technology.