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New York Times

Tesla Self-Driving System Faulted by Safety Agency in Crash
New York Times
After a yearlong investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that a Tesla system capable of automatically steering and controlling a car had “played a major role” in a fatal crash in Florida. The agency said the system, known as ...
Transport safety body rules safeguards 'were lacking' in deadly Tesla crashThe Guardian
Tesla Bears Some Blame for Self-Driving Crash Death, Feds SayWIRED
NTSB blames Tesla Autopilot technology AND the driver's over reliance on the new system for fatal crash that killed himDaily Mail
U.S. News & World Report -TechCrunch -Honolulu Star-Advertiser -Reuters
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Bloomberg

Company in Fatal Queens Bus Crash Has Been Cited for Safety
Bloomberg
The fatalities in the Queens crash, which occurred shortly after 6 a.m. Monday, include the driver of the tour bus, a pedestrian and a passenger on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus, city officials said in a press conference. Another 16 ...
3 killed, 17 injured in Queens double bus crash - NY1 NewsNY1
Three killed in Flushing bus crashQueens Chronicle
VIDEO: 3 killed when buses collide at NYC intersectionWDIV Detroit
amNY -Reuters -New York Daily News -Twitter
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Editorial, 9/19: Study must continue on Lincoln's rail crossings
Lincoln Journal Star
Before the fatal collision along West South Street, though, the Railroad Transportation Safety District had begun to explore modifications to Lincoln's rail system, ranging from the installation of a quiet zone to increase safety ($5 million) to the ...



NPR

Department Of Transportation Rolls Out New Guidelines For Self-Driving Cars
NPR
David Friedman, former interim head of NHTSA, says the timing of Chao's announcement should raise some eyebrows. On the same day the new plan relaxed guidance on Level 2 vehicles, the National Transportation Safety Board faulted a Tesla automated ...
Regulators just unveiled new safety guidelines for self-driving carsBusiness Insider
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao backs voluntary rules for self-driving carsCNBC
Automakers and Safety Advocates Can't Figure Out How to Regulate Autonomous CarsTheStreet.com
Slate Magazine (blog) -The Car Connection -NHTSA -NHTSA
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Newsday

Hauppauge pilot dies in plane crash that killed race driver
Newsday
The National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the cause of the crash, said the right wing was sheared off on impact. The NTSB investigator, Aaron McCarter, said in a televised statement from the scene that a preliminary report was ...
NASCAR driver Ted Christopher, pilot killed in Connecticut plane crashKTRK-TV

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Streetsblog California (blog)

Transportation Safety Establishment Finally Starting to Understand Bicycling
Streetsblog California (blog)
That marks the second time this summer a major American transportation safety agency has put out recommendations about speed reduction, following a major new report from the National Transportation Safety Board. This is an important development ...



WABI

National Transportation Safety Board to Meet in December to Determine Cause of El Faro Cargo Ship Sinking
WABI
... including five Maine Maritime Academy graduates. In addition to determining the probable cause of the sinking and any factors that may have contributed to the accident, the board is expected to vote on recommendations to address safety issues ...



Some Thoughts On The Transportation Department's New Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines
Forbes
On September 13, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the release of an updated set autonomous vehicles guidelines, titled “Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety.” The new guidelines document, which covers fewer than 30 pages, ...
Federal Government Takes Steps to Shape Rules for Automated VehiclesThe National Law Review

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Police want to keep passengers safe
Gaston Gazette
The Gastonia Police Department is holding a series of events next week to promote safe travel for children. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for people under 18. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, ...

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WCNC

Events honoring the importance of National Child Passenger Safety Week
WCNC
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children, and fatalities are on the rise, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. NHTSA statistics show every 33 seconds in 2015, a child under 13 was involved in a crash ...

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