NTSB roundtable focuses on rail tank car safety

Washington – The rail industry has no reason not to exceed a government-imposed deadline for key safety improvements to rail tank cars that transport flammable liquids, Robert Sumwalt, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, said July 13 during an NTSB roundtable discussion.
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Proven safety measures can reduce U.S. traffic deaths, CDC says

Atlanta – Simple actions such as wearing seat belts, putting children in booster seats, and not drinking and driving could reduce the number of motor vehicle-related deaths in the United States, which has the highest rate of traffic deaths among 19 high-income countries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states in a report released July 6.
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FMCSA, FRA extend comment period on potential sleep apnea rule

Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration have extended to July 8 the deadline for comment on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking aimed at learning more about the effects of obstructive sleep apnea on transportation workers in safety-sensitive positions.
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