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Senate Passes DRIVE Act – Worst “Safety Title” in the Last 25 Years

Public Health and Safety Groups and Family Members Who Have Lost a Loved One in a Preventable Crash Respond to the Passage of the 6-Year Highway Bill Lawmakers Must Spend the Next Three Months Working to Get This Right – …

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‘Ridiculous and tragic:’ Why insurance is unlikely to cover Simeon’s crash victims

July 28, 2015 by Jeff Stein ITHACA, N.Y. — In 1980, the U.S. Congress passed a bill forcing all trucking companies operating across state lines to have insurance that covered at least $750,000 in damages in the event of a …

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Truck Safety Coalition Letter to Senator Booker Supporting Safety Provisions in Postal Innovations Act

July 23, 2015 The Honorable Cory Booker United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Booker: We would like to thank you for your ongoing leadership on improving safety on our nation’s roads and for including key safety provisions in …

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Letter to Senate on Safety Title in DRIVE Act

Dear Senator: We are writing to you because of our concerns and objections to the disregard for public safety reflected in the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation safety title in the DRIVE Act. There is no doubt that if 33,000 …

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USA Today Op-Ed: The road to hell is paved with congressional legislation

By Joan Claybrook Imagine that U.S. airlines had suffered four crashes in four weeks, killing a total of 330 people. Congress would be panicking, holding hearings to demand explanations and find a fix. Passengers would be cancelling flights, and the airlines …

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New York Times Editorial: A Senate Bill That Makes Roads and Railroads Less Safe

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD | JULY 21, 2015 Last month the House passed an appropriations bill that would put bigger trucks with overworked drivers behind the wheel on the nation’s highways. If that weren’t irresponsible enough, the Senate is now …

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2 dead, 4 injured after truck hits motorcycles along Interstate 85 in Guilford County

UPDATED 4:06 PM EDT Jul 19, 2015 GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. —The driver of a tractor-trailer that hit six motorcycles stopped along Interstate 85 Friday morning, killing two motorcyclists and injuring four others, has been charged. Daniel Santiago Serna, 34, of Plantation, …

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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Single Unit Truck Crash Protection

U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Single-Unit Truck Crash Protection