(NEW YORK) — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its 2016 “Most Wanted” list, which consists of 10 safety improvements that would save lives and help regulators save money, according to Chairman Chris Hart.
At the top of that list is positive train control, which would automatically slow a locomotive if it exceeds the speed limit. This comes after the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia this past May.
The NTSB would also like to see crash avoidance technology standard in cars and hands-free cellphone use banned while driving to help decrease the number of car crashes.
Here is the complete list of NTSB’s 2016 most wanted safety improvements:
- Promote the completion of rail safety initiatives
- Promote availability of collision avoidance technologies in highway vehicles
- Disconnect with deadly distractions
- Prevent loss of control in flight in general aviation
- Reduce fatigue-related accidents
- Improve rail transit safety oversight
- Strengthen occupant protection
- End substance impairment in transportation
- Require medical fitness for duty
- Expand use of recorders to enhance transportation safety
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