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NAPT News & Views
January 15, 2010

NHTSA is an agency of the Department of Transportation charged with promoting motor vehicle and highway safety. NTSB is an independent federal agency established to investigate transportation-related accidents.

Report looks at lap belts in bus crash
January 5, 2010
The National Transportation Safety Board says the severity of injuries in a 2008 school bus rollover was mitigated by lap belts. The bus rolled at least twice, and the body separated from the chassis.
EXCLUSIVE: Industry officials respond to Huntsville crash report
November 25, 2009
Mike Martin of NAPT and Charlie Hood of NASDPTS discuss the National Transportation Safety Board’s findings on driver seat belt use and its call for event data recorders on buses.
NTSB: Bus driver in Huntsville crash was unbelted
November 19, 2009
The National Transportation Safety Board’s long-awaited report on the fatal 2006 crash confirms that the school bus driver was not wearing his seat belt, which allowed him to be thrown from the bus before it plunged 30 feet off of a highway ramp.
NTSB cites need for tire pressure monitors
November 6, 2009
After investigating a fatal motorcoach crash in which a steer-axle tire failed, the safety agency recommends that NHTSA require all new motor vehicles over 10,000 pounds — which would include large school buses — to be equipped with the monitoring systems.
Transportation fatalities fell in 2008
October 9, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Transportation deaths in the U.S. decreased by almost 10 percent in 2008 compared to ’07, according to preliminary figures release...
Brake safety devices urged for buses
October 1, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — School buses and other heavy vehicles should be equipped with technology to prevent unintended acceleration, the National Transport...

NTSB fills senior management positions
September 25, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two senior management positions at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have been filled.
Brake safety devices urged for buses
September 1, 2009
School buses and other heavy vehicles should be equipped with technology to prevent unintended acceleration, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded in a report.
Change comes to National Transportation Safety Board
September 1, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) now has a chairman with a school bus endorsement.

Deborah Hersman, nominated...

After bus crash, NTSB reports on pedal misapplication
August 27, 2009
Accidental acceleration may have been a factor in the 2005 school bus accident in Liberty, Mo., in which two people were killed, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.
New NTSB member sworn in, designated vice chairman
August 14, 2009
Christopher A. Hart was sworn in as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) last week, and President Obama designated him the agency's vice chairman.
Hersman sworn in as NTSB chairman
July 28, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) now has a chairman with a school bus endorsement.

Deborah Hersman, nomi...

2 members to leave NTSB
July 22, 2009
Two of the four members of the National Transportation Safety Board have submitted their letters of resignation to President Obama.
Hersman tapped for top NTSB post
June 10, 2009
President Obama announced on Tuesday his intent to nominate Deborah Hersman to be chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Accident investigation dockets accessible on NTSB Website
June 1, 2009
Beginning today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will release all accident investigation public dockets to the NTSB Website.
NTSB calls for steps to prevent fatigue crashes
November 1, 2008

WASHINGTON — Human fatigue was the probable cause of the fatal crash of a tractor-trailer and a motorcoach carrying high school students in Wisconsin ...

NTSB official urges focus on distracted driving
October 23, 2008
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker spoke before the International Symposium on Distracted Driving in Arlington, Va., emphasizing the hazards caused by driver distractions.
NTSB calls for steps to prevent fatigue accidents
September 18, 2008
Human fatigue was the probable cause of the fatal crash of a tractor-trailer and a motorcoach carrying high school students in Wisconsin in 2005, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined.
NTSB stresses dangers of driver fatigue
March 6, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Mark Rosenker said Wednesday that National Sleep Awareness Week (March 3-...

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