The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today released its 2014 Most Wanted List—the top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for the agency for 2014. It is designed to increase awareness and support for the most critical changes needed to reduce transportation injuries and fatalities.
One of the items in their top 10 list is to eliminate substance-impaired driving, which includes both drunk and/or drugged driving. In 2012 more than 10,000 traffic deaths in the U.S. involved an alcohol-impaired driver, and in 2011, over 1.2 million drivers were arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
The list also includes:
- Address the unique characteristics of helicopter operations
- Advance passenger vessel safety
- Eliminate distraction in transportation
- Enhance pipeline safety
- Improve fire safety in transportation
- Identify and communicate hazardous weather in general aviation
- Implement positive train control systems
- Promote operational safety in rail mass transit
- Strengthen occupant protection in transportation
MADD thanks the NTSB for its ongoing support of MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® and inclusion of substance-impaired driving on the list. We look forward to continuing our work with the NTSB to eliminate drunk driving.
|NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman and MADD CEO Debbie Weir at today’s event.|