As the U.S. moves to replace some of its aging passenger train fleet with high-speed trains that can travel up to 220 miles per hour, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is moving to update safety standards for passenger trains in order to account for the speedy newcomers.
There were no apparent mechanical problems with the Boeing 737 that slid on a runway at LaGuardia Oct. 27th, veering to the right before coming to a stop on the turf about 200 feet from the end of the runway. The 11 crew and 37 passengers deplaned via the airstairs. There were no injuries.
U.S. regulators recently adopted a new rule that will force electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers to include a device in their EVs to emit a sound at up to 19 mph to protect pedestrians starting in 2019.
Last year’s devastating crash in Seattle that involved an amphibious passenger vehicle was caused by the mechanical failure of the left front axle of the transport, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which traced the problem to inadequate maintenance.
Hybrid and electric light-duty vehicles operate more quietly than conventional cars and trucks, which could make them a danger to pedestrians – particularly those who are blind or have low vision and rely on sound to tell them when a vehicle is approaching.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center for Motor Vehicle Safety is observing Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, hosted by the National Sleep Foundation. The campaign is designed to reduce the number of fatigue-related crashes and to save lives.