Proposed legislation up Thursday on the floor would limit liability for operators of commercial vehicles, put lives at risk
Tell your lawmaker to OPPOSE HB 19 at: https://www.texaswatch.org/TruckingDanger
The Texas Public Interest Research Group (TexPIRG) convened a panel of leading experts to discuss road safety in our state. Texas Watch Executive Director Ware Wendell discusses the dangers of House Bill 19, which is being pushed by trucking lobbyists, at the 22:00 mark.
We have a safety crisis on Texas roads. Texas has led the nation in the number of large truck crashes for years. Commercial trucks cause many more fatalities in Texas than other large states like California and Florida. Since 2009, the number of truck-related fatalities in Texas has increased an astonishing 105% at a time when our population has risen 18%. House Bill 19 undercuts safety by limiting evidence of corporate negligence in court.
In today's episode, Executive Director Ware Wendell updates the public on our recent efforts at the Texas Capitol and how you can put people pressure on the Capitol as bills move through the legislative process. Listen to it here.