Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board on Nov. 14 released its annual list of “Most Wanted” transportation priorities for 2013.
Six of the 10 items on the list focus on highway travel (where most transportation fatalities take place), including the No. 1 cause of fatalities – substance abuse among drivers, NTSB stated in a press release.
The list covers six new areas: distraction, fire safety, infrastructure integrity, pipeline safety, positive train control systems and motor vehicle collision avoidance technologies.
“We’re releasing the list now so it is available to policymakers at the state and federal levels as well as industry groups as they craft their priorities for 2013,” NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said in the press release.