Government, Business

Safety in Numbers: NTSB's Jennifer Homendy

Safety in Numbers

After Utah lowered the legal limit for blood-alcohol concentration in drivers to 0.05, the number of alcohol-related fatalities dropped by about 20% and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is now recommending other states follow suit.

February 24, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy Urges States to Lower Blood Alcohol Level to 0.5%

Jennifer Homendy Jennifer Homendy by Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said states should follow the example set by Utah and reduce the blood alcohol content level permitted for drivers as a way of reducing drunken driving accidents and improving highway safety.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 24, 2022
Government, Safety, Autonomous

NTSB’s Homendy Calls DOT’s Serious Crash Stat Misleading

NTSB's Jennifer Homendy Jennifer Homendy of the National Transportation Safety Board at a 2019 news conference. (Chris Ehrmann/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — With traffic fatalities spiking higher, the nation’s top safety investigator says a widely cited government statistic that 94% of serious crashes are solely due to driver error is misleading and that the Transportation Department should stop using it.

Hope Yen and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 18, 2022
Government, Safety

Senate Confirms Jennifer Homendy, Bruce Landsberg to NTSB

Bruce Landsberg Bruce Landsberg by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The United States Senate recently confirmed two new members to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 1, 2018
Government, Safety

NTSB, FMCSA Grapple With Synthetic Drugs Issues

NTSB's Robert Molloy testifies before N.J. General Assembly Robert Molloy, director of the NTSB’s office of highway safety. (NTSB via Twitter)

A 2014 Oklahoma crash has put a spotlight on the potential problems associated with the synthetic cannabinoid class of drugs such as “K2” or “Spice” that has been sold in convenience stores, gas stations and on the internet, but also remain a popular product on the street.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 4, 2017