“Required use of speed limiters and automatic emergency braking technology on big trucks definitely would make our highways safer for our young people on spring break as well as everyone else, including big-rig drivers,” Owings said.
Owings and his wife, Susan, founded Road Safe America in 2003 after their son, Cullum, was killed when his car – stopped in an interstate traffic jam – was crushed from behind by a speeding tractor trailer going well above the posted speed limit on cruise control.
“Road Safe America is an impartial, fact-based, advocacy organization focused on a win-win for the motoring public and professional truck drivers,” Owings declared. “The win-win? Safer highways for everyone. In our vision, there are no losers.”