Most Wanted List

​​​​Advocating for our safety recommendations is a key part of NTSB’s mission. Transportation accidents and crashes can be prevented, injuries reduced, and lives saved through the implementation of NTSB safety recommendations.

The Safety Advocacy Division leads the agency’s advocacy efforts and promotes the implementation of safety recommendations on the NTSB’s Most Wanted List (MWL) of Transportation Safety Improvements. We work with NTSB modal offices, the Office of Research and Engineering, and Safety Recommendations specialists to identify and communicate vital safety information and lessons learned from our investigations. We engage with advocacy and industry partners to improve transportation safety across all modes.​

​​The NTSB's Most Wanted List (MWL) highlights transportation safety improvements needed now to prevent accidents, reduce injuries, and save lives. We use the list to focus our advocacy efforts during the current MWL cycle.

The NTSB urges lawmakers, industry, ​advocacy and community organizations, and every American to learn more about what they can do to implement ​and champion the 2021-2022 MWL. Adopting NTSB safety recommendations associated with these safety items will save lives.​​

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Safety Topics

​​While the 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.

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