Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation H-15-003
Details
Synopsis: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This safety report discusses two recent crashes where continuous video systems were installed on commercial vehicles. In a 2012 school bus crash in Port St. Lucie, Florida, the video recording system captured all three phases of the crash, including precrash driver and passenger behaviors and vehicle motion; vehicle and occupant motion during the crash; and postcrash events, such as passenger evacuation, short-term injury outcomes, and emergency response. In a 2011 motorcoach crash in Kearney, Nebraska, the video recording system captured critical precrash information but had certain limitations that negated the potential benefits of crash and postcrash event data. This report summarizes the analysis of the onboard video systems from these two crashes in particular. Further, to advance biomechanical and pediatric trauma-based research, it presents the video analysis and subsequent extensive injury documentation from the Port St. Lucie investigation. The NTSB makes recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and to 15 manufacturers of onboard video systems.
Recommendation: TO ANGELTRAX BUS VIDEO, APOLLO VIDEO TECHNOLOGY, EYE3DATA, FORTRESS SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC., IDRIVE INC., LYTX INC. (DRIVECAM), MOBILEYE INC., PLANET HALO INC., PRO-VISION VIDEO SYSTEMS, RADIO ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES INC., ROSCO VISION SYSTEMS, SAFETY VISION LLC, SEON DESIGN INC., SMARTDRIVE SYSTEMS INC., AND 247 SECURITY INC.: Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Open - Await Response
Mode: Highway
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: HWY12FH008
Accident Reports:
Report #: SR-15-01
Accident Date: 3/26/2012
Issue Date: 4/29/2015
Date Closed:
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: 247 Security, Inc. (Open - Await Response)
AngelTrax Bus Video (Open - Await Response)
Apollo Video Technology (Open - Await Response)
Eye3Data, Inc. (Open - Await Response)
Fortress Systems International, Inc. (Open - Await Response)
Idrive, Inc. (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Lytx, Inc. (Open - Await Response)
MobilEye, Inc. (Open - Await Response)
Planet Halo, Inc. (Open - Await Response)
Pro-Vision Video Systems (Open - Await Response)
Radio Engineering Industries, Inc. (Open - Await Response)
Rosco Vision Systems (Open - Await Response)
Safety Vision, LLC (Open - Await Response)
Seon Design, Inc. (Open - Await Response)
SmartDrive Systems, Inc. (Open - Await Response)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: AngelTrax Bus Video
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.

From: NTSB
To: Apollo Video Technology
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.

From: NTSB
To: Eye3Data, Inc.
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.

From: NTSB
To: Fortress Systems International, Inc.
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.

From: NTSB
To: Idrive, Inc.
Date: 10/26/2015
Response: We note that you provide the recommended installation and maintenance guidance to your customers. We are pleased that you are also using our report findings as a guideline for your current and future products. Your actions satisfy Safety Recommendation H-15-3, which is classified CLOSED—ACCEPTABLE ACTION. Thank you for your continued efforts to improve highway transportation safety.

From: Idrive, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 7/20/2015
Response: -From Sean O’Neil, CEO, Idrive, Inc.: In regards to H-15-3 the report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems Idrive has read through the report and will take actions to implement it and/or continue to implement the NTSB’s suggestions in all current and future products. In the report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems the NTSB listed a series of issues that they found with current camera systems. Many of these shortfalls led to issues with the collection of data during accidents. Idrive’s new product and current products currently feature the recommendations from the NTSB. Here are some of the solutions that we provided that comply with NTSB’s recommendations: Complaint 1: No view of what is happening in front of the vehicle. Idrive Solution: With dual wide angle lenses capturing 168 degrees, Idrive cameras have a full view of both the front and interior areas of the vehicle. Therefore, if an accident does occur, the camera will capture events at crucial angles. Complaint 2: No view of all seating positions, including the driver. Idrive Solution: Idrive’s D4 camera is designed to capture every passenger onboard the vehicle including the driver as it comes equipped with up to 4 individual cameras. Each camera can be positioned at various points in the vehicle in order to capture all seating positions. Complaint 3: Lack of low-light recording capability (no night vision). Idrive Solution: Every Idrive camera is equipped with interior infrared night vision. A sensor within the camera automatically switches over when light becomes too low. Complaint 4: Low frame rates, such that videos are jumpy or skip over events Idrive Solution: The Idrive X2 has a maximum of 45 frames per second at 1megapixel resolution that will capture clear events. The Idrive D4 Units uses H.264 video compression 30 FPS (NTSC) for each channel, providing consistently clear graphics. Complaint 5: Poorly positioned Cameras Idrive Solution: Every customer, after ordering their camera unit, receives detailed instructions on how to properly position their camera, as well as a variety of visual aids. In addition, Idrive offers installation services for proper camera installation. Complaint 6: Improperly maintained cameras Idrive Solution: Idrive technical support representatives check on active customers systems, routinely to make sure cameras are downloading and operating. Regular event reviews either by the customer or Idrive will also allow for detection of obstructed camera views. The NTSB also recommended that a written guidance and long term maintenance of onboard video systems be developed and published on our website. Idrive currently offers installation guides and guidance on the correct placement of our camera systems. All customers have access to manuals on their dedicated system software that is being updated quarterly and/or as necessary. Customers also have access to our support team who can remotely help with installation of camera systems. Idrive also offers installation services by our professional team that will ensure proper camera placements. As far as long term maintenance, all of this can be found in our customer’s user manual. Within the user manual customer’s will find a checklist that can be used daily, weekly, monthly of items that should be checks. As part of our support package, Idrive technicians are also doing remote check-ins on systems and notifying customers when something needs their attention. Idrive’s support team can help the customer remotely fix an issue that they may have. Idrive is dedicated to helping the NTSB prevent accidents and save lives. The NTSB’s study on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems will be used for as a guideline for current and future products that Idrive offers. Thank you for your shared interest in accident prevention and saving lives, we look forward to helping the NTSB with their mission.

From: NTSB
To: Lytx, Inc.
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.

From: NTSB
To: MobilEye, Inc.
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.

From: NTSB
To: Planet Halo, Inc.
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.

From: NTSB
To: Pro-Vision Video Systems
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.

From: NTSB
To: Radio Engineering Industries, Inc.
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.

From: NTSB
To: Rosco Vision Systems
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.

From: NTSB
To: Safety Vision, LLC
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.

From: NTSB
To: Seon Design, Inc.
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.

From: NTSB
To: SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.

From: NTSB
To: 247 Security, Inc.
Date: 4/29/2015
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. We are providing the following information to urge247 Security Inc. to take action on the safety recommendation being issued in this letter. On March 3, 2015, the NTSB adopted its safety report on Commercial Vehicle Onboard Video Systems.1 We have investigated many highway accidents where onboard video systems recorded critical crash-related information. This report summarizes the documentation and analysis of onboard video systems from two crashes in particular. We also discuss the benefits of these systems and recommend specific improvements. In addition, we issued a safety alert on commercial vehicle onboard video systems and tips for improving their utility, and developed a drop-in article summarizing safety issues for use by the seven associations receiving a recommendation. The report and the resulting recommendations may be found at our website, www.ntsb.gov,under report number NTSB/SR-15/01. As a result of this investigation, we issued three new recommendations, including one to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; one to the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, American Trucking Associations, American Public Transportation Association, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association; and the following recommendation to15 manufacturers of onboard video systems: H-15-3 Develop written guidance for the initial installation and long-term maintenance of onboard video systems, and publish that guidance on your websites and in future owner’s manuals. Acting Chairman HART and Members SUMWALT and WEENER concurred in this recommendation. The NTSB is vitally interested in this recommendation because it is designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate receiving a response from you within 90days detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement it. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendation by number. We encourage you to submit your response electronically to correspondence@ntsb.gov.