The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) began a two-day forum today to discuss the prevention of truck and bus accidents across the United States and review the progress that the NTSB had made in bus and truck safety in the past decade.
The forum held on May 10-11, 2011 will discuss ways to improve bus and semi truck safety. The NTSB has made approximately 400 recommendations to reduce the number of truck and bus accident related accidents but there are still thousands of people killed every year in traffic accident involving buses and large trucks.
The forum will address:
- Carrier oversight
- Carrier oversight which would electronically monitor the number of hours a driver is at the wheel and other factors including a vehicle’s size and weight
- Training and licensing of commercial truck drivers
- Driver safety
- Driver health and wellness
- Technologies which would increase safety including crash avoidance systems and electronic stability control
In truck vs. car accidents, 98% of the fatalities are the occupants of the passenger vehicle. In 2009, there were 1,781 passenger vehicle occupants killed and 44 large truck occupants killed in these types of collisions.
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