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Itasca, IL, Mar. 12, 2015 – The National Safety Council congratulates Christopher Hart and Dr. Bella Dinh-Zarr on their respective Senate confirmations as chairman and board member of the National Transportation Safety Board. As a long-standing board member and acting chairman for almost a year, Hart brings experience and a deep knowledge of the agency to this important role. Dinh-Zarr’s background and expertise in traffic and highway safety issues will be a major asset for the board.
“The Senate action allows the NTSB to move forward under Chairman Hart’s able leadership and with member Dinh-Zarr’s valuable expertise in the highway safety area – where 95 percent of fatalities in transportation occur,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, NSC president and CEO and former chairman of the NTSB. “The board is now positioned to make an even greater impact on transportation safety in the years to come.”
Hart served as an NTSB member from 1990 to 1993, and as a member and vice chairman from 2009 until present. He has served as acting chairman since Hersman’s departure last April.
Dinh-Zarr has worked as a researcher at NHTSA, the national director of Traffic Safety Policy at AAA, a research associate for the Texas Transportation Institute and currently serves as the U.S. director of the FIA Foundation – an international organization dedicated to promoting road safety.
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