(WASHINGTON) WUSA9 – With the households of accident victims by her aspect, at present a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) of New York launched the Cease Underrides Act of 2017.
“We require seat belts, we require all these different security requirements, weight requirements, all of it, for security causes, and now with the lives of so many family members misplaced its time for the business to pay attention,” stated Sen. Gillibrand.
The laws is co-sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Comparable laws is backed within the Home by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN).
The Cease Underrides Act of 2017 was written in honor of the hundreds of victims of underride accidents nationwide together with these profiled in WUSA 9’s Huge Rigs, Massive Dangers collection.
In 2004, Lois Durso”s daughter Roya died in a aspect underride accident the day earlier than Thanksgiving.
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Roya’s brother Cyrus Sadigh stated she “would have been fairly doggone proud at this time.”
Lois stated, “I do know that she would need to be sure that it didn’t occur to a different household.”
Underride accidents occur when a car runs beneath a semi-trailer, shearing off the highest of the passenger compartment and decapitating the passengers inside.
The Cease Underrides Act will for the primary time require aspect and entrance guards on all tractor trailers, in addition to strengthen many years-previous rear-guard necessities which have been confirmed to be insufficient.
WUSA9’s Massive Rigs Huge Dangers collection reported that one of many fundamental issues is that this danger has been on the street for many years and nobody has been profitable in creating change.
WUSA9 requested Senator Gillibrand what makes her assume this laws will minimize by means of the purple tape?
She stated, “It’s surprising how this has harm households and communities all throughout the nation, and I feel with this effort to be heard and talking out, it’s congresses alternative to pay attention. And attempt to make a distinction within the lives of those households.”
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The invoice was drafted after the WUSA 9 Particular Task Unit produced greater than a dozen broadcast studies, a half hour particular, a devoted digital part and distinctive accident evaluation that underscored the extent of the issue.
Marianne Karth survived a rear underride crash in 2014 however her two younger daughters, AnnaLeah and Mary didn’t.
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