Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mother of Killed Tow Truck Driver to Take Part in News Conference on Wednesday

Judy Walters, of Fort Worth, TX, whose son Rob Walters, a wrecker driver, was picking up a broken down wrecker on the side of a highway when he was struck and killed by an 18-wheel truck, is slated to participate with other families of fatal truck crashes and members of Congress in a news conference on Wednesday.

They will protest a trucking and shipping industry front group called "Americans for Safe and Efficient Transportation that has pushed on Capitol Hill this week to weaken federal truck safety laws by increasing truck weights to 97,000 pounds or more from the current 80,000-pound federal limit. Safety groups will also release the findings of an independent national poll on American motorists' views on truck size and weight issues. Read the full release here.

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2008, at 11:45 a.m.

WHERE: U.S. Capitol Room SC-6

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