We are making progress on getting a bill introduced in Congress which would mandate Comprehensive Underride Protection on all large trucks. But we don’t want to take a chance that it would somehow get waylaid, defeated, or put on the back burner.
We need to convince every man and woman in the U.S. Congress to vote for the timely passing of the Roya, AnnaLeah & Mary Comprehensive Underride Protection Act of 2017. And we think that we have the perfect plan to accomplish that lofty goal:
We are making plans for a Capitol Grounds Underride Crash Test Media Event; SEEING IS BELIEVING!
We have two major hurdles to overcome:
- Gaining permission to hold this event.
- Funding to pull it off.
We are in the process of completing the necessary paperwork to get approval for this event and hope to have backing from The Hill. Pray that this request would find favor.
The matter of funding is more elusive; thus I am posting this appeal in hopes that one or more persons will respond to this unique opportunity to change the course of history, to make a significant contribution in the push to end preventable underride tragedies. Pray for a timely and enthusiastic response to this financial need.
We have reached out to the engineers, who have been devoting their lives to designing side underride protection solutions. And we have come up with a budget to organize two crash tests, one into a trailer without a side guard and one into a trailer with a side guard:
- Two trailers $15,000
- Two crash cars (including transportation to the site and disposal) $3,000
- Portable Safety Barriers $500
- Tractors to bring the trailers to the site & to be hooked up to the trailers for crash test) $1,000
- Engineer to run the test & insurance $3,000
- Other costs of the Media Event $2,500
- TOTAL CRASH TEST/EVENT Budget $25,000
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