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U.S. DOT proposes rulemaking for the safe transportation of crude oil, flammable materials

Releases new data on Bakken crude oil to support increased safety measures
July 24, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released the details of a comprehensive rulemaking proposal to improve the safe transportation of large quantities of flammable materials by rail - particularly crude oil and ethanol - in the form of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and a companion Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM).


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Behind Wash. state bridge collapse: a driver talking on a cell phone

July 18, 2014

The driver of a vehicle hired to escort a truck carrying an oversize load was talking on her mobile phone at the time the truck struck an interstate highway bridge and caused it to collapse, sending two cars and a camper-trailer into a river.


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NTSB turns down bid to reopen TWA Flight 800 investigation

July 7, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it stands by its investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 and has denied a petition for reconsideration of its findings by a group claiming that a missile – or something like it -- caused the accident.


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National Safety Council estimates 385 traffic fatalities this Independence Day weekend

Council offers tips for a safe Fourth of July celebration
July 1, 2014

The National Safety Council today released estimates of fatalities from traffic crashes for the upcoming Independence Day weekend – 6 p.m. on July 3 through 11:59 p.m. on July 6. The Council estimates 385* deaths and an additional 41,200* medically consulted injuries may occur over this holiday weekend from motor vehicle collisions.


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NTSB: Crew errors caused crash of Asiana flight 214 in San Francisco

June 26, 2014

The 2013 crash of Asiana flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport was caused by the flight crew’s mismanagement of the approach and failure to monitor the plane’s airspeed, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which investigated the accident.


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Public ready for stiffer penalties for texting while driving

June 25, 2014

New findings from a National Safety Council public opinion poll indicate 73% of respondents think there should be more enforcement of texting laws, while only 22% said the current level of enforcement is fine.


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Driving safety: check your following distance!

June 19, 2014

Pretty much all rear end collisions can be prevented by maintaining a safe following distance from the vehicle in front of you.


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Taking care of your tires can help prevent crashes

June 13, 2014

Routine tire maintenance, replacing tires when needed due to wear and aging, and purchasing the right tires can help prevent many vehicle accidents caused by tire failure, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which is urging all motorists to check their tires .


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Metro-North Railroad fined for retaliatiing against employees

June 11, 2014

Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. – a company whose safety culture was criticized by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) after a fatal train derailment in the Bronx in December -- is in trouble with the feds again.


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Cost of motor vehicle accidents in U.S. per year: $871 billion

Economic costs alone are nearly $900 for each person living in the U.S.
May 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a new study that underscores the high economic toll and societal impact of motor vehicle crashes in the United States.


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