Florida Volunteers Pay a Visit to the Offices of Members of Congress

In 2015, 4,067 people were killed in large truck crashes in the United States

Florida Volunteers Pay a Visit to the Offices of Members of Congress

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, our Florida volunteers, Jane Mathis (St. Augustine, FL) and Tracy Quinichett (Orlando, FL), visited the Florida offices of Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson and Congresswoman Corrine Brown. Jane and Tracy are both mothers who lost a son and daughter, respectively, in preventable truck crashes. At the meetings, the two women shared stories of their loss and spoke about critical truck safety issues, including the dangers of increasing truck size and weight limits, the importance of equipping trucks with improved rear and front and side underride guards, and increasing minimum insurance—which has not been done in 30 years. We look forward to continuing to work with these offices in the future.

Many thanks to our volunteers for their efforts to improve truck safety.

 

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Truck Safety Coalition Florida Volunteer Coordinator, Jane Mathis and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Volunteer, Jim Portell team together to promote vital roadway safety through support of MAP-21’s safety provisions.  To read their article, click here.