North Carolina Mother Petitions For Tractor-Trailer Policy Change


“There’s not a day that I don’t long for them,” said a North Carolina mother who lost both of her daughters in an accident caused by a tractor-trailer. She has since taken up the cause of petitioning for policy changes within the U.S. Department of Transportation to ensure that her experience is never repeated. “Every day that it gets put off and something doesn’t get done about it, then how many more lives are lost?” she said. “That’s why we’re doing this. Because we don’t want other families to face what we had to go through.”

Her petition requests a raise in the minimum insurance levels for truck drivers, the addition of electronic logging devices and stronger guards preventing other vehicles from slipping under. The petition runs until April 30.

Sponsored by Edwards & Edwards, LLP of Greenville, NC