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NSTB’s Most Wanted List for 2016

March 28th, 2016 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Industry News, Safety, Skolnik Newsletter

The NTSB annual Most Wanted List highlights safety issues identified from the NTSB’s accident investigations to increase awareness about the issues and promote recommended safety solutions.

The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation – railroad, highway, marine and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the Federal Government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members impacted by major transportation disasters. In 2016, the NTSB identified the following issues that demand correction, they are:

  1. Reduce Fatigue-related Accidents
  2. Improve rail transit safety oversight
  3. Promote availability of collision avoidance technologies in highway vehicles
  4. Strengthen occupant protections
  5. Disconnect from deadly distractions
  6. Prevent loss of control in flight in general aviation
  7. Promote completion of rai; safety initiatives
  8. End substance impairment in transportation
  9. Require medical fitness for duty
  10. Expand use of recorders to enhance transportation safety

View the details of the Top 10 List here.

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