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  • New Chair Elected, Policies Updated for GHSA

    The Governors Highway Safety Association's updated policy statements reflect the latest science and expert consensus to address drugged driving, including zero tolerance laws for illicit drugs, use of electronic warrants, and marijuana open container laws.

  • NTSB Meeting to Determine Cause of Horrific Texas Crash

    Two people in another vehicle traveling behind the pickup recorded a 14-minute video of the pickup as it was driven erratically on U.S. Highway 83 just prior to the March 29, 2017, crash, which killed the driver of a church bus and 12 of the bus passengers.

  • NTSB Wants Antilock Brakes on All New Motorcycles for U.S. Road Use

    The safety board also recommended that NHTSA study how alcohol and other drug use contributes to motorcycle crash risk factors, compared with that of passenger vehicle drivers.

  • New Control Tower Dedicated at Sarasota Bradenton International

    "The new facility will provide our controllers with greater visibility of the airfield, and our investment in technology will enhance their ability to provide safe and efficient air traffic services for the Sarasota Bradenton community," said Michael O'Harra, regional administrator of FAA's Southern Region.

  • Towing Industry Crew Deaths Fell in 2017

    The annual safety report on the industry from the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Waterways Operators shows there were only six fatalities related to towing vessel operations. Seven other deaths were from existing medical conditions and an accidental overdose.

  • NTSB Sets Meeting on San Francisco International Near Miss

    Air Canada flight 759, an Airbus A320, was cleared to land on runway 28R at San Francisco International on July 7, 2017, but the airplane instead lined up with parallel taxiway C, which had four airplanes on it awaiting takeoff clearance. Air Canada flight 759 descended to about 60 feet above the ground, and the crew then initiated a go-around after overflying the first airplane on taxiway C.


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  • Mcity Showcases Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

    Technology demonstrations at the University of Michigan's Mcity Test Facility in Ann Arbor, Mich., show how connected vehicle communications can make driverless vehicles safer.

  • ATSB Investigator Recorder Specialist

    Investigator Laura Henwood talks about her role as a recorder specialist at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

  • Boeing Displays Strong Showing at Paris

    In addition to its exciting 737 MAX 9 flying display, Boeing announced orders and commitments for 571 commercial airplanes worth $74.8 billion at list prices during the 2017 Paris Air Show. Also on display at the show were the company's Boeing P-8 Poseidon, CV-22 Osprey, CH-47F Chinook and AH-64D, and the 787-10.