Debbie Hersman will step down as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board on April 25, reports The Detroit News.

Hersman, who was in the running to replace Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, will become president and CEO at the National Safety Council.

In late 2012, the NTSB called on the U.S. government to mandate new safety technologies in all vehicles, a move that could dramatically reduce the number fatalities caused by driver distractions. Hersman also called for banning nearly all hands-free and hand-held cellphone calls.

She regularly attended the North American International Auto Show to press automakers to do more to prevent driver distractions and to boost safety features.

Source: The Detroit News