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    Transportation Safety

    RECENT UPDATES

    Open Railway Map

    GIJN: A Guide to Tracking Aircraft Around the World

    Icarus Flights
    Track plane locations by tail number.


    RAILWAY SAFETY

    Federal Railroad Administration: Railway Safety
    Part of the Department of Transportation.

    American Association of Railroads: Rail Safety

    NSC: Rail Crossing Safety

    Rail Safety Tips and Facts

    International Railway Safety Council

    Open Railway Map

    Bureau of Transportation Statistics

    Train Wrecks Database
    From the Department of Transportation Office of Safety, this database allows you to find the most dangerous train crossings in your area.

    Broadcastify
    Tap into public safety scanner traffic: EMS, rail, aviation, fire and police.

    Passenger Rail Safety Tips
    From Operation Lifesaver.

    MTA Customer Safety Page


    OTHER TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

    Tracking Ships at Sea
    GIJN has a comprehensive list of tools for tracking ships at sea, including yachts and fishing boats.

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administraton
    Many great stats and safety studies.

    Bureau of Transportation Statistics

    National Transportation Atlas

    Metro-North Safety ‘Brain Drain’

    MTA Evacuation Instructions

    Google Global Fishing Watch
    Track fishing vessels around the globe.

    Automotive News
    Industry news, financial information, safety, etc.

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Highway Loss Data Institute
    Studies and stats on highway accidents. Also a set of related sites.

    Fatality Analysis Reporting System
    Department of Transportation chart is a great resource.

    MSNBC.com: Dangerous Roads Database
    Enter state and county in database.

    American Bridges in Need of Repair

    Wisebread: Winter Driving Safety Kit

    SleepFoundation.org
    Site includes drowsy driving facts.

    American Bridges in Need of Repair

    Highway Safety Research Center at UNC
    Conducts interdisciplinary research aimed at reducing deaths, injuries, and related societal costs of roadway crashes. Research examines motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian crashes, taking into account human, vehicular, roadway and environmental factors.

    Highway Users
    Organization with studies, links and stats on highway accidents, tolls, etc. Great for anyone covering safety or transportation issues.

    GIJN: A Guide to Tracking Aircraft Around the World

    Scenic America
    Lobbyist group that focuses on keeping debris off highways.

    PBS Frontline: Rollover — The Hidden History of the SUV
    Companion site to the TV show on SUV danger/safety issues.

    Open Railway Map

    National Trucking Associations
    Resources and regulations for trucking industry.

    Collision Safety Institute
    Dozens of helpful stats, research projects and reports.

    NHTSA State-by-State Stats on Traffic Deaths (2003-04)

    Society of Automotive Engineers
    Auto safety and engineering studies.

    AutoSafety.org

    U.S. Department of Transportation

    AVWeb.com
    Aviation magazine site.

    Chronicle of Higher Education: Title IX Tracker
    Searchable database of campus sexual assault cases.

    Advancement of Air Cargo Safety

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Injury Web Site
    A good site for national stats on injuries.

    National Safe Kids Campaign
    A searchable site that features news and research on restraint laws for transportation, playground safety, holiday safety, etc.

    Covering Your Campus on Lockdown

    SmartMotorist.com
    This site offers “expert advice on the newest technology, safety equipment, and strategies for safe navigations of today’s roadways. You’ll find clear, informative articles on subjects like cell phones, SUVs, road rage, and winter driving.

    Bicycle Safety Institute: Helmet Laws by State

    Federal Railroad Administration
    The site’s Office of Safety Analysis explores research on rail accidents.

    Allstate Teen Driver
    Insurance company built this micro site that offers videos, stats and driving tips to teens. Good for reporters doing stories on driving safety, accidents, etc.

    Icarus Flights
    Track plane locations by tail number.


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