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NTSB TO MEET ON SAFETY REPORT ON ELIMINATING IMPAIRED DRIVING AND M/V DELTA MARINER ALLISION WITH BRIDGE

may 9

The National Transportation Safety Board will meet to discuss two safety issues: eliminating alcohol-impaired driving and the January 26, 2012, allision of the cargo vessel Delta Mariner with the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge near Aurora, Ky.

Item 1: The Board will consider its safety report, "Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Alcohol-Impaired Driving.” The report describes the scope of the impaired-driving problem, summarizes previous and current efforts to reduce impaired-driving crashes, and includes safety recommendations to address impaired driving. Eliminate substance-impaired driving is on the NTSB's Most Wanted List.

Item 2: On January 26, 2012, at approximately 9 p.m. (CST) the M/V Delta Mariner, a U.S.- flagged cargo vessel travelling on the Tennessee River, collided with the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge, tearing away a 322-foot span of the bridge including a portion of U.S. Highway 68. There were no injuries on the vessel or highway and no pollution was reported.

Event: Board Meeting
Date/Time: Tuesday, May, 14, 2013, 9:30 a.m. (EST)
Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center
Address: 429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
City/State: Washington, DC 20594

Participants: NTSB Board Members

Live Webcast: A link to the webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting.


Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Terry Williams
terry.williams@ntsb.gov

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.