Before you go getting all upset, at me for writing this. Please take the time to actually read all of this-post. And yes I have always supported this, but I am beginning to fall towards the non supporting side.
So, I would like for someone to explain to me why this bill is needed so bad. If I read the bill right, it will only be for 20 million dollars per year for five years, and each state must apply for this money. I know I have heard others say, well it is a start. Must be because 20 million is not a lot of money, when it comes to construction to build parking lots.
Also, where is this money coming from? I keep seeing the ones that support this saying “No more Trucker Deaths” how is this going to stop truck drivers from being killed by random acts of violence? I’m sorry, but in the last four deaths, including Jason Rivenburg, how would this bill have helped?
All four drivers were not in a public parking places, one was at an abandoned gas station, one was on an exit ramp in California, one was in another parking place that was just a pull off according to the report in California, and one happened in broad daylight up near Chicago, along the inter state.
Yes, there is a need for more parking. I know this post will bring some mean thoughts towards me, but at this point I really don’t care. These questions need answers. Just by saying this will keep truckers from dying because of random acts of violence is preposterous at least. Yes, if parking security and upgrading parking lots with fences were applicable, and there was enough money to do it I could maybe see that it was needed.
Also, all truck drivers do not park in truck stops, Jason’s Uncle even said he didn’t like to park at truck stops that he preferred to be by himself. Seems like the conceal and carry bill would have been a better one to try and get passed. And before you “haters” turn this into a @Truckdrivernews is bashing Hope Rivenburg again-post. I want you to know I have called and talked to my Senators and Representatives all along, I’ve emailed them as well to try to get them on this bill.
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