Transportation Safety

Winter driving tactics for you and your workers

December 4, 2013
Even without adverse weather conditions, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for all ages (OSHA), leaving significant financial and psychological effects on employees and their families


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NY train was speeding when it derailed

Would technology have saved four lives?
December 3, 2013

The New York commuter train that derailed Sunday morning, killing four people, was going 52 miles over the speed limit at the time of the derailment, according to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators.


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Probe underway in deadly NY train derailment

Was speed a factor?
December 2, 2013

A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) go-team is in New York City today, combing through the wreckage of a passenger train that derailed Sunday morning, killing four people and injuring more than 60.


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Parents get help with teen drivers with NHTSA’s “5 To Drive” campaign

November 27, 2013

A new iniative from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is aimed at giving parents the tools they need to speak effectively to their teen about safe driving. With motor vehicle crashes the #1 killer of U.S. teens (2011 saw 2,015 teen traffic accident fatalities), the agency is urging parents to spell out some rules before they hand over the keys to a two-ton machine.


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Driving in control and with finesse: Are you a legend in your own mind?

November 27, 2013

There is only one fundamental goal in vehicle control for driving excellence whether it is for performance and racing, fuel economy and reduced wear and tear or enhanced safety. That goal is: drive with smoothness and finesse.


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Bus company used drivers who tested positive for illegal drugs

Other drivers lacked commercial driver’s licenses
November 25, 2013

Safety investigators for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have ordered Phoenix-based Autobuses Rayon, Inc., off the road after finding numerous violations. Among them: the carrier allowed three other unsafe bus companies that had been shut down by FMCSA to operate buses that illegally bore Autobuses Rayon registration markings.


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PHMSA finds widespread weld problems on Keystone XL pipeline

Opponents calling for investigation, delay in construction
November 22, 2013

A report by the federal agency responsible for pipeline safety showing that nearly half of the welds in the Keystone IX’s southern segment need repairs is causing pipeline opponents to to call for a halt in construction.


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NHTSA announces final rule requiring seat belts on motorcoaches

21 bus riders killed a year in accidents
November 21, 2013

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule requiring lap and shoulder seat belts for each passenger and driver seat on new motorcoaches and other large buses.


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FAA issues long-awaited new pilot training rules

Some are based on decades-old NTSB recommendations
November 12, 2013

Better late than never seems to be the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) reaction to new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules regarding pilot training. NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman commended the FAA for finalizing the long-awaited rule, “which addresses recommendations stemming from accidents dating back more than two decades.”


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NTSB slams FMCSA for lax oversight

Red flags preceding deadly crashes were ignored
November 8, 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended audits of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s oversight processes in light of several deadly crashes that the NTSB investigated. The NTSB said the findings from these investigations raise serious questions about the oversight of motor carrier operations.


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