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Event Summary

Workshop : Rear Seat Safety in Passenger Vehicles
NTSB Conference Center
4/26/2016 8:00 AM


The National Transportation Safety Board held a one-day invitational workshop to discuss ways to improve the safety of occupants in the rear seats of passenger vehicles. The NTSB Rear Seat Safety Workshop was held from 8 am – 4 pm ET on April 26, 2016 in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center located at 429 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington D.C.  Vice Chairman T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, PhD, MPH  led the workshop.

The workshop was organized around opening presentations, two breakout sessions and a final summary session. Topics during the sessions addressed different aspects of rear seat safety in passenger vehicles, such as: current requirements for rear occupant protection; research on ways to improve rear seat safety, vehicle technologies available now to reduce injuries and fatalities; and courses of action industry has undertaken to address rear seat safety in passenger vehicles. The workshop also explored ways for the NTSB to become involved in the improvement of rear seat safety in passenger vehicles and augment the NTSB’s Most Wanted List Occupant Protection Advocacy efforts.

Invited subject matter experts participated in the workshop sessions. The general public may view portions of the workshop via webcast. Vice Chairman Dinh-Zarr’ s opening remarks, the morning presentations and afternoon summary session and the Vice Chairman’s closing remarks will be webcast live.



NTSB public events are also streamed live via webcast. Webcasts are archived for a period of three months from the time of the meeting. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the event day for public Meetings, and by the end of the next day for Technical conferences.

If you wish to obtain a copy of NTSB meetings, please contact the NTSB Records Management Division at (202) 314-6551 or 800-877-6799. You may also request this information from the NTSB web site or write the following: National Transportation Safety Board, Records Management Division (CIO-40), 490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW,Washington, DC 20594.



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