Leading the effort to fund a truck-crash-causation study, AAA has convinced Congress that with more and more vehicles on our nation's roadways, we can no longer afford to "shoot in the dark" when aiming to prevent truck crashes. AAA representatives testified at several hearings and offered recommendations for improving safety on our nation's highways. Congress passed the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act, which President Clinton signed into law in 1999. With $3 million in funding, the federal government will study the causes of these crashes. The Act also created the new Motor Carrier Safety Administration which will concentrate on improving safety in the trucking and busing industries. In addition, funding for state roadside inspection programs will be increased, and requirements for securing a commercial driver's license will be more stringent.

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    AAA Potomac

    12600 Fair Lakes Circle
    Fairfax, VA  United States  22033-4900
  • Publication Date: 2000-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 29A
  • Serial:
    • AAA World
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: AAA Potomac
    • ISSN: 0279-0270

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00797001
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-043 024
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2000 12:00AM