TRAILERS: How dangerous can Trailers be? TODAY Show Jan 23, 2014 13:52:57 GMT -5
Post by DontDentMyCar on Jan 23, 2014 13:52:57 GMT -5
Published on Jan 22, 2014
The story is not complete! They need to expose the truth! This story would not have been published and reported if it was not for our 14 years of research and countless e mails.
Yes Henrico Police, Virginia State Police are not very well trained in Trailer Sfety becuase all they do is harrass and ignore www.dangeroustrailers.org....
I ask...will they listen to us when a loose trailer hits one of their own?
It already has....over 15 cops have been destroyed by loose trailers and they still don't care.
Why don't they address HOMEMADE TRAILERS, LOOSE TRAILERS, NO SAFETY CHAINS THAT ARE RATED, NO INSPECTIONS ON ALL TRAILERS UNDER 3,000 GVWR....The safety chians are not part of the Virginia State Inspection Program on trailers over 3,000 GVWR but
They are coming after us for not wearing a seat belt.
Listen up everybody....you can be destroyed and killed in your seat wearing a seat belt when a trailer comes through your vehicle....That is how MRS. DECKDER WAS KILLED...on hull street....This is how Mrs. Johnson was killed in Dinwiddie....how many more have to happend?
Look at Mrs. Decker's and Mrs. Johnson Car...Wearing a seat belt will not save you when a FLYING TRAILER KILLS YOU.
This is what the crap I see on our roads everyday!!! This can come off and hurt you! Wake up already...but the police are going to issue tickets for us not wearing a seat belt to protect us against us...but let this crap destroy us? Do you understand?
Everybody e mail this reporter!
Your Story about Utility Trailers unsafe is not complete. MOre people have been killed by this problem than you know.
8 States have no safety chian law.
Dragging Safety Chains cause fires
12 States have NO REGISTRATIONS
You can build them homemade!
You can use DOG CHAIN...THAT IS NOT RATED FOR SAFETY.
The Police don't have a clue how to tell if the chain is safety rated.
HENRICO COUNTY VIRGINIA has over 50 percent of all trailers in safety violation but what do they do? They ignore the problem. We have the photo evidence and countless videos. All that my hometown County does is fight us for public safety. What is wrong with them.
See Natalie...she was hit by a loose trailer !
Know that 15 cops have been killed by LOOSE TRAILERS SINCE 1975 and the Police in Henrico County don't care...see this video.
Just like our Crook the Governor Of Virginia Bob McDonnell other polictial leaders in Virginia have been paid off to IGNORE TRAILER SAFETY.
Video: NBC national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen reports on a potentially deadly hazard on the road: improperly hitched trailers that come loose and become "deadly missiles."
Kristie Cox lost nearly everything because of a missing safety pin and chain.
An improperly hitched trailer broke free on the road, slamming into her husband's SUV, tearing through its windshield and crushing the vehicle's left side. Her husband, Jeremy, and her 3-year-old daughter, Izzy, were both killed instantly. Only her son, Liam, survived.
"I just fell to the ground," Cox said. "How can they be gone? They're my life. They're every part of my life."
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According to federal officials, unhitched trailers have killed more than 300 people in recent years. In many cases, the trailers aren't latched properly, and can pop off — which is why most states require two safety chains as backups.
"They become a weapon," said Lt. Brian Orr of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. "They're a missile going down the highway."
It's such a big problem that Oklahoma's state police patrol for it every day. When TODAY tagged along with them, they quickly found trailers that could be dangerous, sharing the road with you.
One driver admitted he'd been out all day without chains, and promised to fix it. Within a minute, police spotted another trailer in violations and pulled the driver over.
"You only had one chain connected to your trailer," Orr told him. "You're required to have at least two."
The driver said the chain had broken and he didn't have time to get it fixed: A one-minute fix to a $10 part that could literally save lives.
"Two chains are pretty basic," Kristie Cox said. "That decision, which could have taken just moments, and [Jeremy and Izzy] would still be here today, and Liam would still have a daddy and a sister."
Police say unhitched trailer accidents are completely preventable. It only takes 30 to 60 seconds to secure trailers the right way