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NTSB: Fatigue remains a transportation danger

March 5, 2013

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is using National Sleep Awareness Week as an opportunity to remind the transportation industry of the importance of adequate sleep. NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman said fatigue is a serious safety issue across all modes of transportation.


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NTSB Chairman to testify on pipeline safety

January 28, 2013

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman is testifying about pipeline safety today before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Hersman will provide an overview of the NTSB’s ongoing investigation into the cause of a natural gas transmission pipeline rupture that occurred in Sissonville, West Virginia on Dec.11, 2012.


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Driver fatigue, poor oversight caused fatal motorcoach accident

"This crash should never have happened"
August 2, 2012

A severely fatigued motorcoach driver who lost control of the vehicle, the failure of Sky Express Inc. to manage safe driving practices and a lack of adequate regulatory oversight was the probable cause of a fatal motorcoach crash in Doswell, Va., last May, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said last week.


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Feds offer tips for safe summer travel

June 7, 2012

With lots of Americans planning to hit the roads for summer vacation plans, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is reminding travelers of a serious stastic: that car crashes are the number one killer of children ages 1 to 12.


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Banning cell phones while driving: one city's experience

March 15, 2012

National Transporation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Debbie Hersman says the experience of Evanston, Illinois illustrates how banning cell phone use while driving can drive down the number of distracted driving accidents.


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NTSB chief: Vehicle safety better, but improvements still needed

January 30, 2012

During a recent visit to the Washington Auto Show, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah Hersman had a chance to see how manufacturers are integrating technology like phones, entertainment and navigation systems into their products -- something of special interest to the NTSB, which is calling for a nationwide ban on driver use of portable electronic devices (PEDs).


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