Keep Texas Roads Safe - Oppose Texas House Bill 19 and Texas Senate Bill 207

Keep Texas Roads Safe - Oppose Texas House Bill 19 and Texas Senate Bill 207

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Every day, thousands of trucks and commercial vehicles flood the roadways of Texas. These vehicles, often 20 times larger than an average car, cause thousands of accidents every year, with devastating consequences. 

In 2019, Texas had more than 39,000 commercial vehicles crashes and 613 deaths, making Texas highways the most dangerous in the nation with the highest trucking crash injury death toll of any state in the U.S. (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.) 

And now big trucking and insurance companies are trying to make Texas roads even more hazardous by limiting liability for truck drivers who cause catastrophic accidents.

Certain Texas legislators are rushing through new laws that would insulate big trucking and insurance companies from being held responsible at the expense of Texas families.

ABOUT TEXAS HOUSE BILL 19

HB 19 excuses truck and commercial vehicle driver fault for accident in all but the most extreme cases, virtually giving truck drivers a "get out of jail free" card. It also absolves the companies that employ these drivers from any independent compliance with federal or state safety regulations, like training or maintenance for their vehicles. 

View Texas House Bill 19: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HB00019I.htm

ABOUT SENATE BILL 207

Injuries sustained in auto, trucking, workplace, and premises liability accidents can be catastrophic and costly. SB 207 would limit access to medical care for patients injured in these types of accidents by tying physician compensation to payment rates set by the government. This bill would limit an injured person's ability to pursue relief for medical bills and other costs associated with the crash.

View Texas Senate Bill 207: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/SB00207I.htm

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOUR FAMILY? 

These bills relieve truck drivers and trucking companies of their duty to ensure roads are safe for Texas families. These bills will also increase insurance costs for you, your family, and all Texans. Do not let legislators push these bills through. Sign this petition to block Texas House Bill 19 and Texas Senate Bill 207.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Join us in the fight against House Bill 19 and Senate Bill 207. Help us remind our Texas lawmakers that they are beholden to us, the Texas taxpayer, not big money and big corporations. Tell them that if they pursue House Bill 19 and Senate Bill 207 and put the interests of our state and the rights of our citizens behind the interests of lobbyists and the trucking companies that employ them, we will hold them accountable. Finally, promise our Texas senators and representatives that if they vote in favor of these bills, we will vote against them in any and all upcoming elections.

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