Tell Congress: Big Trucks = Bigger Safety Problems

Big trucks

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These numbers are shocking.

Every year, about 5,000 people die and over 100,000 people are injured in large truck crashes. Despite only making up 3 percent of all registered vehicles, large trucks represent 9 percent of all vehicles involved in these fatal crashes and are responsible for 12 percent of all crash fatalities.

Fortunately, Congress is working on a new transportation spending bill that would prevent increases in truck sizes and weights on the National Highway System, including the Interstates – increases that endanger the safety of the motoring public, our roads and bridges.

America's highway infrastructure is crumbling, in part due to oversized trucks, which also are responsible for far too many crashes resulting in deaths and injuries. Also, the bigger the rig, the bigger the impact on greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption. We simply cannot afford all of the costs of allowing bigger and heavier trucks on our roads and highways.

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December 18, 2018

Please Co-Sponsor H.R. 1618, the Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act of 2009

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