February 21, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle
The engineer of one of two ore trains that crashed head-on just outside of Two Harbors in 2010 is taking issue with the National Transportation Safety Board report on the accident, disputing that cell phone use by the train crews was a relevant factor. Continue Reading
December 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Federal transportation officials are citing that accident in pushing for states to enact an all-out ban on cellphone use by drivers, restricting the use even of hands-free devices. But spurring lawmakers to take up the cause may be difficult. Skeptical lawmakers give the proposal little chance at succeeding in state capitols around the country, and many aren’t planning on introducing ban bills. Continue Reading
December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
It’s not where your hands are, but where your mind is that counts, NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman told reporters.
December 14, 2011 in WDAZ
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) – The use of cell phones while driving could soon be illegal. The National Transportation Safety Board has urged all states to to place bans on cell phone use while driving.
December 13, 2011 in WDAZ
WASHINGTON (AP) Texting, emailing or chatting on a cellphone while driving is simply too dangerous to be allowed, federal safety investigators declared Tuesday, urging all states to impose total bans except for emergencies.
December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The NTSB’s recommendation followed a finding by the board that the initial collision in a deadly highway pileup in Missouri last year was caused by the inattention of a 19 year-old-pickup driver who sent or received 11 texts in the 11 minutes immediately before the accident. Continue Reading
July 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
One in five airline pilots lives at least 750 miles from work, according to a study by scientific advisers to the government, raising concerns that long commutes to airports could lead to fatigue in the cockpit. Continue Reading
June 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Energy drinks, coffee and even talking on his cell phone weren’t enough to keep bus driver Kin Yiu Cheung awake after a night on the road.
January 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
More than half the new general aviation planes sold today have both lap-shoulder belts and air bags, the board said. But NTSB officials say that accounts for only about 7,000 planes out of more than 200,000 general aviation planes registered in the U.S. Continue Reading
October 27, 2010 in INFORUM
Preliminary report lists few specifics
MINNEAPOLIS Federal investigators blame an air-traffic control error in their preliminary findings released Wednesday on a near-collision between a US Airways jet and a cargo plane over Minneapolis in September.