Items Tagged with 'transportation safety'


Kids in cars: Seat belts and car seats make a difference

Traffic cashes a leading cause of death for U.S. children
October 21, 2013

More than a third of children under age 13 who died in passenger vehicle crashes in 2011 were not in car seats or wearing seat belts, according to statistics released recently by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Driving fundamentals: Eyesight is not vision

October 16, 2013

Invisible. Sometimes I feel like the invisible man. Mostly, when I ride the motorcycle. I’ve been riding motorcycles since I was 13 years old and my start in this business was teaching others to ride. If there is one thing that riding a bike teaches you, it’s that you are on your own out there.

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After fatal accident, feds shut down TX trucking company

REDCO showed “blatant disregard” for safety rules
September 26, 2013

On Aug. 12, 2013, a truck operated by Laredo, Texas-based REDCO Transport, Ltd. crashed into a van stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 20 in Louisiana. Three people, including the truck driver, were killed.

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DOT uses grants, new website to combat rise in pedestrian deaths

Most fatalities in urban areas, at night
August 9, 2013

In an effort to reverse the increase in pedestrian deaths in the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is making $2 million in safety grants available to cities with the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities.

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FAA proposes regulations to improve safety of aircraft, reduce certification costs

Goal: to make it cheaper and easier to incorporate safety improvements
August 2, 2013

An Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), convened by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has recommended a broad range of policy and regulatory changes that it believes could significantly improve the safety of general aviation aircraft while simultaneously reducing certification and modification costs for those aircraft.

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Lack of sleep a major cause of fatal NJ school bus-truck crash

Speeding, defective brakes also played a role
July 26, 2013

A school bus driver’s failure to observe a truck as it was approaching the intersection caused a 2012 collision in New Jersey that killed one student and injured fifteen more students and the driver, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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Authorities aim for zero traffic fatalities along I-80 for rest of July

"More Cops, More Stops"
July 24, 2013

In an effort that stretches 2,900 miles across the continental U.S., law enforcement officers in 11 states are focused on preventing traffic deaths along I-80 throughout the remainder of July – typically one of the deadliest periods of the year on the busy route.

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For safety’s sake: Check your tires during hot weather

Tire failure causes 11,000 crashes in U.S. a year
July 19, 2013

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is warning motorists that hot weather and under-inflated tires in vehicles being driven at highway speeds can cause tire failure – and accidents.

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In wake of plane crash, FAA sets new pilot qualification standards

More flight time required for co-pilots
July 19, 2013

In a final rule to be published soon, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is increasing the qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines.

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Alaskan seaplane accident kills 10

NTSB is investigating
July 8, 2013

An NTSB go-team been dispatched to Soldotna, Alaska to investigate a seaplane crash yesterday that claimed the lives of ten people. The accident involving a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter occurred at 11:20 a.m. (3:20 p.m. ET).

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