Yet another tragic side underride crash occurred in New York this week. Could crash avoidance technology have prevented the collisions of two cars into the side of a jack-knifed milk tanker? Perhaps.
Could comprehensive underride protection — including side guards — have prevented the tragic outcome of 4 lives abruptly ended? Probably.
- 2 cars hit jackknifed milk tanker on New York highway; 4 die
- In North Country town, they mourn rescuers killed in I-81 crash: ‘that knock at the door’
- First photos of I-81 crash of milk truck, 2 vehicles that killed 4
- Ambulance workers returning from call killed in I-81 milk tanker crash
When will we take action to mandate and install effective underride protection around every part of large trucks to end these preventable tragedies? The ball’s in your court, Congress.
Let’s get The Roya, AnnaLeah and Mary Comprehensive Underride Protection Act of 2017 introduced and passed. Post haste. No more of this senseless highway carnage.
Ready-to-introduce bill: RAMCUP Draft 15 with Cover