Hurray! The U. S. House of Representatives has just passed the Moving Forward Act. It allots one-half trillion dollars for transportation initiatives that will make our roads safer. It now moves to the Senate, where hopefully it will be passed and then signed into law. This legislation is urgent.
(The photo was taken during the Marine Corp Marathon when Mr. Berenson was running a marathon in every state.)
That is because, forgotten in the grim daily news about the pandemic, is that each year over 36,000 Americans die and two million others are injured in motor vehicle collisions. They happen 24/7. They can happen to anyone who is driving. Here in Texas, we have not had a day without at least one death on our highways for almost 20 years. That’s disgraceful.
Virtually all of these car and truck crashes are caused by human error and are clearly preventable. But we need to crack down on them since relying on drivers to follow the traffic laws and simply keep their eyes on the road has clearly been unsuccessful.
The Moving Forward Act (H.R.2) includes a grab bag of badly needed safety measures. These will make our highways and vehicles safer by doing the following things:
Some of these measures were previously defeated in the Self Drive Act and the 21st Century Smart Cars Act. All are needed. We hope that that the Moving Forward Act is enacted so that our highways and vehicles are safer.
In addition, two U.S. senators have introduced other car and truck safety bills that will accomplish the following objectives:
Perhaps self-driving cars are the answer to our transportation woes. Or hey, why not flying vehicles?
As a personal injury law firm that has focused on helping the victims of car and truck accidents for the past 40 years, we see the devastation they cause on a daily basis. We hate that our clients suffer so much pain and financial hardship after they are crashed into by negligent drivers. We work hard to get our clients the medical treatment they need and the compensation they deserve.
If you have been unfortunately injured in a car, truck, or 18-wheeler crash, we can help you. Please contact us for more information.