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2021-2022 Most Wanted List

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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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Read ​our ​​​​​evaluation of Department of Transportation's actions​ on MWL recommendations​​.​​​
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Require and Verify the Effectiveness of Safety Management Systems in all Revenue Passenger-Carrying Aviation Operations

Install Crash-Resistant Recorders and Establish Flight Data Monitoring Programs


Implement a Comprehensive Strategy to Eliminate Speeding-Related Crashes

Protect Vulnerable Road Users through a Safe System Approach

Prevent Alcohol- and Other Drug-Impaired Driving

Require Collision-Avoidance and Connected-Vehicle Technologies on all Vehicles

Eliminate Distracted Driving