Each year 4,000 people are killed and another 100,000 people are injured in truck crashes. This is an unacceptably high number of losses and injuries, but most people don't know about these numbers or the safety equipment that can protect people on the roads until they or someone they know has their lives forever altered in a crash involving a semi truck.
We found out the hard way all about how important truck safety is when AnnaLeah (age 17) and Mary (age 13) were killed in an accident involving two semi trucks on May 4, 2013. In a meeting on September 12th, 2013 with the Truck Safety Coalition and Secretary of Transportation Foxx, Foxx promised to start working on making the roads safer.
We are specifically asking Foxx to:
For more information, you can visit our site at http://annaleahmary.com/
You can also check out our YouTube video http://youtu.be/I-WQBEDpTVw
Please sign this petition in memory of AnnaLeah and Mary and make the roads safer for us all.
Dear Secretary Foxx:
On September 12, 2013, you promised that tangible progress on truck safety issues would be made within a short period of time. That promise has not yet been fulfilled. We ask you to fulfill that promise now. Please do everything you can to protect our families and prevent more senseless tragedies by ensuring that the following truck safety improvements are made:
On average, each year, 4,000 people are killed in truck crashes in the U.S. and another 100,000 people are injured. DOT data reveals 2012 fatality figures show an increase in large truck fatalities for the third year in a row—a 16% increase in truck crash deaths since 2009. Truck crash injuries also increased in 2012. There were 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks –an increase of 18% from 88,000 in 2011.
Our families cannot continue to sustain this unacceptably high number of losses and injuries. We urge you to take immediate action so that more lives will not be lost and to assure us that safety is your number one priority.