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                       NTSB ADVISORY



National Transportation Safety Board

Washington, DC 20594


Thursday, June 23, 2011









Top 10 critical changes needed to reduce transportation

accidents and save lives


The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today

announced its new list of the most critical transportation

issues that need to be addressed to improve safety and save

lives.  The new "Most Wanted List" highlights 10 safety

issues that impact transportation nationwide.  The

announcement of the new list came at a press conference in

Washington, D.C. in which each of the five members of the

Board spoke briefly about the issues on the list.


"The NTSB's ability to influence transportation safety

depends on our ability to communicate and advocate for

changes," said NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman.  "The

Most Wanted List is the most powerful tool we have to

highlight our priorities."


NTSB began issuing an annual Most Wanted List in 1990. The

list released today is the first one produced under a

revised format developed by the agency over the past several

months in an effort to modernize and streamline the list. 

This year's list features 10 broad issue areas that the NTSB

will highlight in its advocacy efforts during the next year.


The new Most Wanted List can be found on the NTSB's

remodeled website. The effort to update the website began at

the end of last year and was a revealed today.  "Our new

website, with a landing page dedicated to the Most Wanted

List issues, provides pertinent, easy-to-find information

along with videos and NTSB recommendations that support all

of the issues on the list," Hersman said.


The issue areas on the new Most Wanted List are:

*     Promote pilot and air traffic controller


*     Address human fatigue

*     Promote teen driving safety

*     Improve general aviation safety

*     Improve motorcycle safety

*     Require safety management systems

*     Improve runway safety

*     Address alcohol-impaired driving

*     Improve bus occupant safety

*     Require image and onboard data recorders


More information about the Most Wanted List issue areas can

be found at www.ntsb.gov/mostwanted.


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