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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  • 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 -
  • 25 Crash Causes: Wrong-Way Driving

    … considered the most deadly type of car crash. Additionally, over 60 percent of wrong-way drivers have blood alcohol content levels well above the legal limit of 0.08 — the level at which a driver is considered too impaired to drive. Other instances of wrong-way driving can be attributed to simple carelessness. Some other reasons a driver might drive…

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

    … brakes, electronic stability control, airbags and collision-avoidance devices. In Europe most heavy, commercial trucks offer the same features. But here in the United States the trucking industry has not begun implementing these features. Why? Profits. They use the excuse we so often hear when a corporation is concerned about profits: these changes…

    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…

    Bruning Legal- 10 readers -
  • Train Accidents

    … natural for residents in Chicago to wonder “What if that happened here? Who would be responsible?” When a train derails, there may be a number of factors at play in why that happened. A train accident may be just that — an accident that no one could anticipate or prevent. Or there may be negligence involved. When that’s the case, people who…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 12 readers -
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