Honorable Deborah Hersman, NTSB Board Member

Acting Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman
National Transportation Safety Board
Closing Remarks
Acting Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board Back to School
Transportation Safety Demonstration and Car Seat Check
August 15, 2013, Rockville, Maryland
(Remarks as prepared for delivery)


I want to again thank Congressman Van Hollen, Captain Didone, Mr. Watkins, Mr. Fitzgerald, and Emilie Crown and the men and women of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service for joining me this morning.

There is more to heading back to school than getting a new book bag and school supplies. As you prepare to send your children back to school or to school for the first time, make safety a part of the process.

The goal of today's event is to reduce the risk of death and injuries to our children by ensuring that no matter how they go to school - they go safely.

Thank you.