2012 Volume 88 Issue 3 Pages 114-117
The Committee placed in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has been discussing for about two years how to assist the victims and their families caused by public transport accidents. To get more information concerned with assistance of victims and their families in transport disasters, the activities of TDA (Transport Disaster Assistance) of NTSB (National Transport Safety Board) and other organizations in the United States were investigated. Through these activities, what victims and their families wanted to know, how information they needed more were discussed. And the disaster assistance was needed as the first response for the accident occurrence, and simultaneously the follow-up care was needed continuously. The public window for informing about the process of accident investigation was also essential.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport decided in 2012 to organize a system to assist the victims of public transport accidents and their families accepting the opinions from the Committee.