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    NTSB Officials on Hoboken Train Crash

    National Transportation Safety Board officials briefed reporters on the New Jersey Transit commuter train that crashed into Hoboken Terminal earlier that morning.

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    NTSB Briefing on Amtrak Train Derailment

    A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) official briefed reporters and responded to questions about the ongoing investigation into the May 12, 2015, Amtrak train derailment in…

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    National Transportation Safety Board Amtrak Train Derailment Briefing

    Robert Sumwalt briefed reporters and responded to questions on the board’s initial investigation into the fatal derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in Philadelphia. Mr. Sumwalt said…

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    Drowsy Driving Conference Conclusions

    Panelists gave an overview of problems discussed during a day-long forum on drowsy drivers and some suggested solutions. “Consideration of Countermeasures and Future Directions” was the final panel of…

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    Drowsy Driving and Technology

    Panelists discussed technologies that could alleviate the problem of drowsy drivers. Topics included in-car alert systems and road factors such as the placement of rest areas and rumble strips. “In-Vehicle…

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    Drowsy Driving and Health Issues

    Panelists talked about medical conditions such as sleep disorders that contribute to fatigue and drowsy driving, as well as how to address these health issues. “Health Issues” was the fourth panel of…

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    Sleep Deprivation and Young Drivers

    Panelists talked about the role of drowsiness with young drivers and that sleep deprivation was a more acute problem in teens than in adults due to the chemistry of the adolescent brain. They discussed the direct…

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    Drowsy Driving and Workplace Issues

    Panelists talked about the culture in American society that pressures people to do as much as possible during the course of the day, giving sleep a low priority. Topics included shift workers and those in…

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    Drowsy Driving Conference Opening Panel

    The National Transportation Safety Board held an all-day highway safety forum, “Awake, Alert, Alive: Overcoming the Dangers of Drowsy Driving” on combating the effects of driver fatigue. After opening…

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    Cruise Ship Safety, Part 1

    Cruise line executives and safety and maritime experts talked about ship safety. They reviewed high-profile incidents, ship design, and fire protection. “Emergency Response” was the fifth panel in the…

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    Cruise Ship Safety, Part 2

    Cruise line executives talked about corporate oversight of ship safety at a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) forum. Following the forum on cruise ship safety NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman made a brief…

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    San Francisco Plane Crash

    National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman gave an update on the ongoing investigation into the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on Saturday, July 6, 2013, while…

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    San Francisco Plane Crash

    National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman gave an update on the ongoing investigation into the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on Saturday, July 6, 2013, while…

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    Drunk Driving Prevention

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) presented a report on drunk driving prevention, which included an assessment of the problem, a summary of current and previous efforts to…

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    Distracted Driving Technology

    Panelists talked about changing attitudes toward distracted driving. The speakers linked past attitudes toward seatbelt use or drunk driving to distracted driving. Topics included teens'…

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    Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behavior

    Panelists talked about changing attitudes toward distracted driving. The speakers linked past attitudes toward seatbelt use or drunk driving to distracted driving. Topics included teens'…

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    Distracted Driving Laws and Enforcement

    Local law enforcement officials from around the country talked about problems with distracted driving in their areas. Topics included current state laws and accident statistics, and the…

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    Attentive Driving Forum

    Following opening remarks from Deborah Hersman, panelists talked about the types of distractions inside cars and their effect on drivers.

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    Child Passenger Safety in Airplanes and Cars

    Officials from national injury research centers and children safety groups discussed steps the private and public sector should take to improve child passenger safety on airlines and cars.

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    Child Passenger Safety in Automobiles

    Officials from the National Highway Transportation Safety Board and insurance and car safety groups discussed the best approaches to keep children safe in automobiles using car seats.

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