Everyone is an Accident Investigator at Take Your Child to Work Day

By Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D.

NTSB Event at Take Your Child to Work Day
Investigating a bicycle accident

On April 28, the NTSB participated in Take Your Child to Work Day. To learn about the Agency’s mission in a hands-on manner, the children investigated age-appropriate transportation accidents as junior NTSB investigators.

The elementary school students investigated a bicycle accident, the middle schoolers investigated a skateboarding accident, and the high school students analyzed a car accident involving a pedestrian. Each investigative team examined the vehicles, interviewed the victims and witnesses, and identified a probable cause and safety recommendations for their accidents. To cap off their day, the children presented their findings to, and answered questions from, the NTSB Board Members. In addition to the accident investigations, throughout the day there were numerous safety demonstrations and transportation activities for the students.

The participation from the NTSB staff, volunteers, and family members was truly overwhelming and this day demonstrated, once again, how great a place the NTSB is to work.

Students at NTSB's Take Your Child to Work Day
Students and Staff at NTSB's Take Your Child to Work Day

Mark Rosekind, Ph.D., is a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board. He is a frequent contributor to the NTSB blog.

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