NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

Acting Chairman Hersman Hosts Congressman Van Hollen and Safety Advocates at a Back to School Event Highlighting Transportation Safety for School Children

August 13

As DC metro area families prepare for the start of the new school year, the National Transportation Safety Board, in coordination with Safe Kids Montgomery County, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, Fitzgerald Auto Mall and the Montgomery County Public Schools and Police Department will hold a free public event highlighting transportation safety for school children. The event will feature demonstrations on school bus safety, pedestrian safety and the proper installation of child safety seats.

Event: Transportation Safety Demo & Car Seat Check

Date/Time: August 15, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.


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Fitzgerald Auto Mall
5501 Nicholson Lane
Rockville, Maryland

Participants: Deborah A.P. Hersman, Acting Chairman
Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Maryland's 8th District
Capt. Thomas Didone, Montgomery County Police Department
Todd Watkins, Director of Transportation, Montgomery County Public Schools
Jack Fitzgerald, Founder and CEO, Fitzgerald Auto Mall

Available for media: Emilie Crown, Program Manager, Safe Kids Montgomery County
Anthony Green, Director of Public Policy, Safe Kids Worldwide

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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.