Secretary Pete, It's Past Time To End Death By Underride!

  • by: Marianne Karth
  • recipient: Secretary of Transportation, USDOT, NHTSA, Members of Congress

Hundreds of people die every year when pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and occupants of passenger vehicles go under trucks. It can happen to anyone -- even if their car has a 5-Star Safety Rating -- like it happened to:

  • 17-year-old AnnaLeah & 13-year-old Mary Karth when their car went under the rear of a semi-trailer in Georgia on May 4, 2013.
  • 26-year-old Roya Sadigh when her car went under the side of a truck in Indiana on November 24, 2004.
  • 16 year-old Riley Hein when he burned to death under the side of a truck on November 13, 2015.
  • 21 year-old Sylvia Bingham when her bicycle went under a truck on September 15, 2009.

Families of underride victims & safety advocates are calling for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to end decades of debate and issue underride regulations. Sign this petition & tell the Secretary of Transportation, Peter Buttigieg, to issue a new rule requiring trailer manufacturers to install side underride guards on all new trucks.

Engineers know how to solve this problem. Give them a green light to get the job done! Together we can make truck crashes more survivable.

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