National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. government investigative agency responsible for civil transportation accident investigation. In this role, the NTSB investigates and reports on aviation accidents and incidents, certain types of highway crashes, ship and marine accidents, pipeline incidents and railroad accidents. When requested, the NTSB will assist the military and foreign governments with accident investigation. The NTSB is also in charge of investigating cases of hazardous materials releases that occur during transportation. Deborah Hersman was appointed as NTSB Chairman in July 2009. Christopher A.
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  • Wrong Way Car Accident Lawyer

    … for the potential victim is that the sight of another car coming straight at them often leaves them startled, and provides little time for them to react and move out of the way. Contributing factors in wrong-way auto accidents. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) provided information in 2012 that indicated there were several factors that play…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 32 readers -
  • Tire Failure & Detread Caused by Age

    …How safe are your tires? Not very, according to a recent study by The Safety Institute, a non-profit organization that emphasizes injury prevention and product safety. The most recent reliable statistics show an alarming rise in tire-related car accident death rates, while other kinds of crashes involving passenger vehicles have remained relatively…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 36 readers -
  • Are Your Tires Safe? Finding a Safer Way to Track Vehicle Tire Recalls

    … deaths every year attributed to defective tires. The report goes on to say that only one in five defective tires are pulled from the road after a recall has been announced. More than half of all recalled tires are still out there on the highway. There is currently no requirement that tire dealers register tires with the manufacturer. Tracking…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 11 readers -
  • 25 Crash Causes: Wrong-Way Driving

    … to a 2012 National Transportation Safety Board special report, wrong-way collisions account for only about 3 percent of accidents on high-speed divided highways, yet these accidents maintain a high fatality rate because of the severity in crash dynamics and amount of force involved. In fact, head-on collisions at elevated speeds are often…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 36 readers -
  • Rising Tractor-Trailer Crash Death Toll and Congress Inaction – Why?

    … Do you know that tractor-trailer and truck-related crashes are on the rise; there was a 17% increase from 2009-2013? The death rate from accidents involving large trucks has risen for each of the last four years, reaching 3,964 in 2013. Accidents related to trucks and buses are costing our economy about $99 billion a year according to the Centers…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 13 readers -
  • Wrong-Way Drivers Can Cause Head On Collisions

    … Transportation Safety Board, wrong-way driving accidents are one of the most serious types of traffic collisions. The NTSB defines a wrong-way driving accident as the phenomenon that occurs when vehicles traveling on a high-speed divided highway or access ramp collide or impact due to a driver traveling against the direction or flow of traffic. Why does…

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  • Train Accidents

    … lives and injured an estimated 200 people near Philadelphia on May 12. It’s too early to know exactly what happened to Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, and it would be inappropriate to speculate about that incident until the fate of every passenger is known, and the National Transportation Safety Board finishes its investigation. However, it’s…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 12 readers -