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FW: [MassHM] Fwd: NTSB TO ASSESS STATE ACTIONS TO REDUCE HIGHWAY AND BOATING DEATHS AT SEPTEMBER 14 MEETING

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    Officer Patrick Johnston Everett Police Marine Division 617-905-3747 ... From: Joe Gibbs [mailto:jgibbs@capecod.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 2:54
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      Officer Patrick Johnston
      Everett Police Marine Division
      617-905-3747
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Joe Gibbs [mailto:jgibbs@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 2:54 PM
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      Subject: [MassHM] Fwd: NTSB TO ASSESS STATE ACTIONS TO REDUCE HIGHWAY AND BOATING DEATHS AT SEPTEMBER 14 MEETING


      >
      >************************************************************
      >                       
      NTSB ADVISORY
      >************************************************************
      >
      >National
      Transportation Safety Board
      >Washington, DC 20594
      >
      >September
      8, 2004
      >
      >************************************************************
      >
      >NTSB
      TO ASSESS STATE ACTIONS TO REDUCE HIGHWAY
      >AND BOATING DEATHS AT SEPTEMBER
      14 MEETING
      >
      >************************************************************
      >
      >        
      The National Transportation Safety Board holds a
      >public Board meeting
      Tuesday, September 14, at 9:30 a.m., in
      >its Board Room and Conference
      Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza,
      >S.W., Washington,
      D.C.
      >
      >         The meeting
      will focus on a discussion of the NTSB's
      >"Most Wanted List" of safety
      improvements - a series of
      >recommendations the Safety Board has issued to
      the States
      >over the past few years.  The Board will evaluate
      how
      >responsive the States have been to its
      recommendations.
      >
      >        
      The recommendations that will be discussed at the
      >meeting, and the NTSB
      press contacts for each item, are:
      >
      >--Require booster seats for
      young children (Paul
      >Schlamm).
      >
      >--Increase the number of
      people who wear seat belts
      >through stronger enforcement laws (Ted
      Lopatkiewicz).
      >
      >--Strengthen underage drinking and driving laws,
      enact
      >graduated driver licensing legislation, prohibit
      >nighttime
      driving by young novice drivers and restrict
      >the number of teen
      passengers traveling with young
      >novice drivers (Keith
      Holloway).
      >
      >--Reduce "hard core drinking drivers" (Lauren
      Peduzzi).
      >
      >--Require mandatory education of recreational
      boat
      >operators, use of life jackets by children and
      safety
      >instruction before renting a personal watercraft
      >(Keith
      Holloway).
      >
      >         The
      Board will also consider adding to its Most Wanted
      >List a recommendation
      dealing with safe operations of school
      >buses at railroad grade crossings
      (Lauren Peduzzi).
      >
      >         The
      Most Wanted List was established in 1990 as a way
      >for the Safety Board to
      focus attention on needed safety
      >improvements in all modes of
      transportation.  The list
      >highlights recommendations that, if
      implemented, the Safety
      >Board believes will have a significant impact on
      reducing
      >deaths and injuries.
      >
      >Directions to Board
      Room:  Front door located on Lower
      >10th Street, directly below
      L'Enfant Plaza.  From Metro,
      >exit L'Enfant Plaza station at 9th and
      D Streets escalator,
      >walk through shopping mall, at CVS store take
      escalator down
      >one level. Board room will be to your
      left.
      >
      >                        
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      >
      >NTSB Press Office:  (202)
      314-6100



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