Deborah Hersman, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, is a top candidate for the cabinet post, reports say. But she wouldn't comment directly at a Monitor breakfast Wednesday.
Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, says the investigation is ongoing into the cause of two battery fires on board Boeing 787 Dreamliners, but avoided categorically calling the lithium-ion batteries unsafe.
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The NTSB urged a cell phone ban for drivers Tuesday. But some states only have minimal rules on electronic devices in cars, and debate continues over safety of hands-free talking.
NTSB proposes to keep electronics from distracting drivers. But the only way to enforce an NTSB rule would be to jam cellphones for people in the driver's seat.
The NTSB wants states to ban drivers from using cellphones – handheld or hands-free. But it can't impose any laws or restrictions. That's up to lawmakers, who may or may not agree.
Every state should ban the use of cellphones while driving, says the National Transportation Safety Board. More than 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in the US in 2010.
Cell phone ban should prohibit any driver from calling or texting while behind the wheel, except for emergencies, says NTSB. But will states approve such a sweeping cell phone ban?
Among the other new clues about Monday's accident: Marks on the rail tracks could suggest braking.