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Positive train control technology – which some in the railroad industry have opposed due to its cost – would have prevented the fatal Dec. 1st derailment in New York, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which has finished its on-scene investigative work.
With traffic accidents involving people over 65 on the rise, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has rolled out a new five-year traffic safety plan for older drivers and passengers.
The union representing the engineer at the helm of the commuter train that derailed Sunday in New York has been ousted from the investigation into the incident for being too chatty. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced yesterday that the Association of Commuter Rail Employees (ACRE) had been “relieved of party status” because ACRE violated the rules to which it had agreed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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