When wrecks happen, Texans rely on insurance to help them get back on their feet. Texas law requires drivers to carry insurance to protect those they may harm. It’s called financial responsibility. But with over 1.5 million vehicles driving with “phantom coverage,” Texas families are too often finding themselves unprotected and hung out to dry by insurers selling junk policies.
West, Texas, 2013—a fertilizer plant explodes, injuring over 260 and killing 15, most of whom were first responders on the site. The blast was among the most destructive ever investigated by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.
Three years later, only a few attempts have been made to prevent another explosion. Attempts that a report released by the Chemical Safety Board last month called "inadequete."
This session Texans are calling on their legislators to ensure their personal and economic safety. By advocating for a Safe Texas agenda, you can protect your constituency's families and help their small business thrive.
On the road, Texans are looking for insurance that actually insures and to decrease distracted driving. More than a million drivers currently pay for junk “named driver” auto policies, which fail to provide meaningful protection for either the policyholder or others on the road.
Texas workers have a right to expect that their employers will provide a safe workplace. While many jobs include some risk of injury, it is incumbent upon every employer to take all steps necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of the Texas workforce.
All too often employers fall short of fulfilling the duty they have to their workers. That is why we need strong legal protections for workers who are harmed on the job.
Tell your lawmakers that workers deserve to have strong accountability measures in place and businesses must make safe workplaces a priority.