Category Archives: Behind-the-Scene

EPISODE 45: MOST WANTED LIST – VULNERABLE ROAD USERS AND SPEEDING

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we talk with Mike Fox and Steve Prouty, Highway Crash Investigators, Nathan Doble, Transportation Research Analyst and Brittany Rawlinson, Statistician about the 2021-2022 Most Wanted List safety items Implement a Comprehensive Strategy to Eliminate Speeding-Related Crashes and Protect Vulnerable Road Users through a Safe System Approach.

For more information about the NTSB Most Wanted List visit our website.

The NTSB safety research reports mentioned in this episode are available on our website.

The previously released podcast episodes featuring Mike Fox are available on our website.

The previously released podcast episode featuring Nathan Doble is available on our website.

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EPISODE 44: TEEN DRIVER SAFETY

October 17-23, 2021 was designated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as Teen Driver Safety Week, a time dedicated to raising awareness of preventive measures that can be taken to eliminate teen injuries and fatalities on American roadways.

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, State and Local Liaison Steve Blackistone, Chief of the Safety Advocacy Division Nicholas Worrell, Senior Highway Crash Investigator Kenny Bragg, and Safety Advocate Bryan Delaney discuss NTSB’s long history of advocating for preventive measures that would mitigate teen traffic crashes including eliminating distractions, fatigue, and impairment, reducing speeds, occupant protection, and implementation of robust Graduated Driver License (GDL) laws. They also discuss the recent NTSB Teen Driver Safety Roundtable series and the importance of recognizing that traffic crashes are a leading cause of death for teens and encouraging teens and parents to speak up about safe driving behaviors among teens.

To learn more about our Teen Driver Safety Week Roundtable Series and to access recordings of the events visit the event page.

The previously released podcast episodes featuring Kenny Bragg are available on our website.

The previously released podcast episodes featuring Nicholas Worrell are available on our website.

Get the latest episode on Apple Podcasts, on Google PlayStitcher, or your favorite podcast platform.

And find more ways to listen here: https://www.blubrry.com/behind_the_scene_ntsb/

Episode 43: Improve Rail Worker Safety

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we talk with Rob Hall, Director, NTSB Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations and Railroad Accident Investigators, Tim DePaepe and Joe Gordon, about the 2021-2022 Most Wanted List safety item Improve Rail Worker Safety.

To learn more about the NTSB Most Wanted List and the Improve Rail Worker Safety item, visit our Most Wanted List web page.                                                                                                                                 

The previously released podcast episode featuring Tim DePaepe is available on our website.

The previously released podcast episode featuring Joe Gordon is available on our website.

Get the latest episode on Apple Podcasts , on Google PlayStitcher, or your favorite podcast platform.

And find more ways to listen here: https://www.blubrry.com/behind_the_scene_ntsb/

Episode 42: TWA Flight 800

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, NTSB Managing Director, Sharon Bryson and Frank Hilldrup, Chief Technical Advisor for International Affairs, NTSB Office of Aviation Safety, talk about the July 17, 1996, TWA flight 800 accident.  We discuss what happened, the findings and safety recommendations that came out of the investigation, its tremendous impact on aviation safety, how the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996 led to the establishment of NTSB’s disaster assistance program, and the decommissioning of the TWA flight 800 reconstruction.

The NTSB final report for the TWA flight 800 in-flight breakup mentioned in this episode and the NTSB docket for investigation is also available on our website.

To learn more about the NTSB Transportation Disaster Assistance (TDA) Program, visit our TDA web page.     

To learn more about the NTSB Most Wanted List (MWL), visit our MWL web page. You can also access the MWL archive  on our website.

Information about upcoming NTSB virtual training courses are available on our Training Center web page.                                                               

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Episode 41: Chairman Robert Sumwalt

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt reflects on his time at the NTSB, from his first day on the job, to how he’s feeling about his last day as Chairman. He also shares memorable moments during his 15 years at NTSB and some of the leadership lessons he’s learned along the way.

Chairman Sumwalt’s full bio is available here.

Previously released podcast episodes featuring Chairman Sumwalt are available here.

Get the latest episode on Apple Podcasts , on Google PlayStitcher, or your favorite podcast platform. And find more ways to listen here: https://www.blubrry.com/behind_the_scene_ntsb/