Transportation accidents are killing and injuring thousands of people every year. Many of these accidents are preventable.
To support and increased awareness of the most critical changes needed to reduce these accidents the NTSB is releasing every year its most wanted list.
This year, distracted driving caused by portable electronic devices (PEDs) is at the top of this list, followed by substance impairment while operating a vehicle and helicopter safety. Implementation of train control, improvement of rail tank car safety, increased safety in mass transportation, prevention of loss of control in non-airline flights, medical fitness for duty, strengthening of commercial trucking safety and strengthening procedural compliance among airlines are the other priorities on the NTSB Most Wanted List.