Please go to www.dangeroustrailers.com for more!
Please take a moment to view the information... this problem is going to get worse as the summer kicks into gear.
You may go here to view the TA 14
PLEASE READ THE REPORT TITLED TA 14 FROM MY STATE....
LOOK AT THE LAST PAGE... NOTHING MORE THAN MY LITTLE REFLECTOR TAPE
HAS BEEN DONE TO THESE TRAILERS.
I've been trying to make a difference for 4 years but yet these companies that make these trailers
keep trying to undo what I am trying to do.
At the bottom is the story your District Attorney released to the local media. WHY CAN'T THE
REST OF THE COUNTRY BENEFIT FROM YOUR EFFORTS WE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM
ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.
Your story is a great one and you did a great job. These trailers are dangerous... please take a moment to
read my story.
THIS KIND OF ACCIDENT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.
PLEASE GO TO www.dangeroustrailers.com for more
and then go to these links, in the past 4 years over 1,800 people have
been killed and over 100,000 injuries due to these trailers.
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and go here to see more viedo:
and more video:
and yet even more:
Trailer hazards start crusade
Wed, Feb 21, 2007
By EMILY STRANGERThe Brunswick News
Ron Melancon considers himself a simple man. "I'm just a nobody who works in a department store," he said.But this nobody from Richmond, Va., has already changed one state law and is campaigning to change laws in the other 49 states.
It's a crusade that started five years ago, when Melancon, 43, was returning home from a library with his 5-year-old son. He rear-ended a utility trailer being pulled by a pick up truck in front of him.He didn't even see it coming. Literally."I kept asking myself why didn't I pick up on the trailer, when it occurred to me that the trailer had a design flaw," he said. "The trailer was a see-through trailer, and it had nothing on or in it to give it some depth."The trailer had no brake lights or reflective tape, either. Melancon had looked right through it, seeing only the truck pulling it.When Melancon went to court over the incident in 2003, he pleaded not guilty to avoid conviction for causing an accident by following too closely.
He told the judge that the trailer was unsafe and hard to see. The judge dismissed Melancon's ticket, but required him to go to driving school.From that day forward, Melancon has been leading a campaign against utility trailers that has already changed legislation in his state of Virginia. Now, his focus is on a national level."I discovered that these trailers are out there causing problems in places across the country," he said.
Glynn County is one of the places that caught Melancon's eye.On Jan. 17, a homemade trailer broke away from a pick up truck and crossed the center line of the F.J. Torras Causeway, striking a black Chevrolet S-10 Blazer driven by Karen Simpson. Simpson, 48, an employee at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, was thrown from her vehicle and killed.The driver of the truck, Joel Dixon, 23, has charges against him pending.Simpson's death is one of 1,000 deaths related to allegedly unsafe trailers in the United States, Melancon said."Most of the trailers you see on the road don't have taillights, or - if they do - the lights aren't working correctly," he said. "Also, many trailer owners don't even know the proper way to hitch them to their vehicles."
Melancon has spent over $20,000 the past three years on a lobbyist and on published materials. He has 50 books that he plans to send to senators across the country. Each book is filled with news clippings detailing fatal accidents in every state.He has also posted video footage of fatal wrecks on YouTube.com for all the world to see.And he keeps a camera in his car at all times to take pictures of unsafe trailers on the road. He now has over 2,000 photogra