NTSB Urges Action on Most Wanted List


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WASHINGTON (Dec. 23, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board called Friday for a renewed effort to implement NTSB safety recommendations on its Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements.

The NTSB's current Most Wanted List, issued in 2021, consists of 10 areas where safety can be improved by implementing open NTSB recommendations. The current list, which serves to focus the agency's congressionally mandated advocacy efforts, has been extended through 2023.

Five of the 10 areas on the Most Wanted List focus on road safety. Traffic fatalities are up since the beginning of the pandemic. To protect all road users—especially vulnerable users such as pedestrians and bicyclists—the NTSB has called for the adoption of the Safe System Approach. It protects everyone, not just drivers, through changes in road and vehicle design and the implementation of new safety technology.

The full Most Wanted List includes:

To report an incident/accident or if you are a public safety agency, please call 1-844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290 to speak to a Watch Officer at the NTSB Response Operations Center (ROC) in Washington, DC (24/7).