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National Press Club to Host "NEWSMAKER" Media Briefing on Road Safety With Stephen C. Owings

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Each year, according to records from the Department of Transportation,approximately 4,000 motorists and 1,000 large truck drivers are killed inwrecks involving heavy trucks. Over 100,000 people are injured in suchcrashes. When large trucks and cars collide in a fatal wreck, researchshows people in cars are fatalities 98 percent of the time.

Stephen C. Owings, co-founder of Road Safe America, will talk about hisorganization"s nationwide campaign to have speed governors activated andset at 68 miles per hour on all trucks over 13 tons. This could save up to1,000 gallons of fuel per truck per year, as well as save lives.

Owings founded Road Safe America along with his wife after his22-year-old son, Cullum, was killed when his car, while stopped in aninterstate traffic jam, was crushed from behind by a speeding tractortrailer rig on cruise control. This nonprofit is dedicated to reducing thenumber of collisions between big trucks and passenger vehicles.

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