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.
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.
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.
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.