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.

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.

​​​School Bus Safety

schoolbus imageEvery day across the country, nearly 500,000 buses carry more than 25 million students to and from school and activities.
Go to​ the School B​us Safety Page.​​​

Child and Youth Transportation Safety

child safety imageThe NTSB Child and Youth Transportation Safety Initiative will promot​e child occupant safety in all modes of tran​sportation 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.

​​​Bus Safety

Bus imageBuses are integral to our economy. While the number of buses 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 B​us Safety information card.​​​​

Truck Safety

Truck image.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

Motorcyclist Safety

Motorcyclist image.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.

​Download the Motorcyclist Safety information card.