Pro-safety groups pushing for stricter road laws
Although many truckers feel that they are maintaining top safety levels on the road, some advocates for stricter highway laws are saying regulations need to be more effective. As an increased number of crashes was recently reported for 2010, organizations such as the Democratic members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation announced their plans to support a bill that will increase safety and protect all motorists.
"This distressing news that there are more truck crash fatalities in 2010 is a clear and compelling call for stronger regulations, tougher oversight, and sustained enforcement of motor carriers across the country," Jacqueline Gillian, president of Advocates, which is in support of the bill, said in a statement. "The legislation introduced will ensure that long overdue and frequently ignored federal actions will move forward and our roads and highways will be safer."
Another group in favor of tougher laws is the Parents Against Tired Drivers (PATT). This organization aims to protect all those who use the nation's highways by raising awareness of the dangers that can occur on the road.
Truckers who have recently completed their CDL training should watch the developments of laws like these, which could greatly affect a future career in the industry.
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Although many truckers feel that they are maintaining top safety levels on the road, some advocates for stricter highway laws are saying regulations need to be more effective.