Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements is the primary vehicle for communicating our advocacy priorities, several other safety topics regularly receive the attention of our advocacy efforts.
All of these safety topics have been featured on past MWLs and are supported by multiple investigations.
We encourage you to learn more about the below safety topics and take action to address the safety concerns identified.
Connected-Vehicle Technology (V2X)
Connected-vehicle technology enables commercial and passenger vehicles to communicate with each other, with the infrastructure, and with other road vehicles, such as motorcycles. It is also described as vehicle to everything (V2X), an umbrella term covering the various elements with which vehicles can communicate.
Go to the V2X Page.
Since the first fatal crash in the United States in 2016 that involved a vehicle operating in automation mode at the time of the collision, the NTSB has investigated numerous crashes of vehicles equipped with various automation capabilities.
Go to the Automated Vehicles Page.
Teen and Young Driver Safety
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens. Teen drivers have a disproportionately high rate of fatal crashes, mainly because of their lack of skills and experience.
Go to the Teen and Young Driver Safety Page.
School Bus Safety
Every day across the country, nearly 500,000 buses carry more than 25 million students to and from school and activities.
Go to the School Bus Safety Page.
Child and Youth Transportation Safety
The NTSB Child and Youth Transportation Safety Initiative will promote child occupant safety in all modes of transportation with a focus on educating parents and caregivers about ways to keep children safe when traveling.
Go to the Child and Youth Transportation Safety page.
Motorcoach Fleet Safety
Motorcoaches are integral to our economy. While the number of motorcoaches involved in fatal crashes is trending downward, we must continue to work together to ensure the safe transportation of passengers on our roadways.
Download the Motorcoach Fleet Safety information card.
Commercial trucking is integral to our economy and our American way of life. However, large trucks introduce a disproportionate hazard to passenger vehicle occupants involved in a crash due to their sheer size, weight, and physical properties.
Go to the truck safety page
Motorcycles made up 3% of all registered vehicles in the United States in 2016 and accounted for only 0.6% of all vehicle miles traveled. Per registered vehicles, the fatality rate for motorcyclists in 2016 was six times the fatality rate for passenger car occupants. In 2016, motorcyclist fatalities increased more than 5% over 2015.
Go to the motocyclist safety page
Download the Motorcyclist Safety information card.