Latest Transportation safety News

NTSB: Driver was behind wheel at time of Texas Tesla crash

Oct. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A driver was behind the wheel when a Tesla electric car crashed and burned last April near Houston, killing two men, neither of whom was found in the driver's seat. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board announced the findings in an investigative...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 20, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. October 16, 2021. Editorial: Let’s keep local control over our elections board We should keep the influence of political parties out of the Floyd County Elections Board. Allowing political parties to...

Former Calif. regulator tapped to run highway safety agency

Oct. 19, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former California pollution regulator is being nominated to run the nation's highway safety agency. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his intention to nominate Steven Cliff, who has served as deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic...

DC suspends most of its Metro trains over safety issue

Oct. 18, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday morning over a lingering problem with the wheels and axles that caused a dramatic derailing last week. The ruling promises to complicate daily travel and...

South Carolina city wants to take over dangerous road

Oct. 17, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city wants to take over a heavily trafficked state road so it can have more say in safety improvements. Greenville City Council unanimously approved a resolution this month asking the state to turn over ownership of 3.2 miles...

AP review: At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

Oct. 16, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time. Four years later, with no rule and traffic fatalities spiking,...

US agency releases report aimed at Alaska aviation safety

Oct. 15, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal report aimed at improving aviation safety in Alaska recommends improvements in providing weather information to pilots and continued work to update maps with information on mountain passes, among other steps. The Federal Aviation...

2nd driver killed by air bag inflator from Tennessee's ARC

Oct. 13, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A second person has been killed by an exploding air bag inflator made by a Tennessee company that has been under investigation by a federal agency for more than six years without any resolution. On Wednesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Campaign encourages seat belts, safe driving practices

Oct. 07, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are participating in a campaign to encourage safe driving practices including the use of seat belts. The high-visibility enforcement campaign called Operation Crash Reduction will run Oct. 8 to 11 and emphasize seat belt use to...

WVa's Yeager Airport increasing security with $195,000 grant

Oct. 07, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Yeager Airport is increasing security at the facility, using a $195,000 grant from the state Emergency Management Division. Part of the work will add a gunshot detection system in the main terminal building and the General...