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Author: Lois Durso

Join Team Stop Underrides!

Join Team Stop Underrides!

The Stop Underrides! Bill was co-lead and introduced 12/12/2017 by Senator Gillibrand and Senator Rubio in a bipartisan effort to stem the tide of truck underride fatalities. It’s not a new problem! For more than fifty years, vulnerable road users (VRU’s), motorcyclists and vehicle passengers have been crushed and killed when they get trapped under a trailer. It happened to my daughter, to the Karth daughters and  countless other souls. Underride can happen to anyone…at anytime…in any place. How can…

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Love Never Ends

Love Never Ends

Today I’ve been reflecting on my beloved late husband Sam. He was an amazing man – I loved everything about him. Sam was kind, caring, funny, personable, sweet, intelligent, honest, sincere and so much more. I always referred to Sam as goodness – because he embodied everything good. Sam never met Roya – I married him years after Roya’s truck underride crash. Sam was a huge part of helping me move forward and heal after the horrific loss of my…

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Living With Grief

Living With Grief

How do you ever get over the death of your child? You don’t! Sadness and loss are constant companions. I’m so grateful to God for the glorious memories I have of my precious daughter.  Roya was beautiful, kind and so intelligent. Today, I’ve been reflecting on her sense of humor. She had a quick wit . . . laughter came frequently and so easy for Roya. I love thinking about her. . . remembering how special she was to me,…

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History Marianne Karth Reflected On Today

History Marianne Karth Reflected On Today

(Written by Marianne Karth) This morning, I was reflecting for a moment on how this drafted comprehensive underride protection legislation began back in March. Here are a few interesting things which I posted about during that time (and since): –2 Moms Share Their Safer Truck Message in Hallways & Hearings on The Hill –DOT Regulatory Priorities for 2017 –2 Moms, Sick & Tired of Waiting, Draft Truck Underride Legislation –2 Moms Collaborate With Innovative & Insightful Truck Industry Leaders –Heading…

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Remembering Roya Through the Kind Comments of Those Who Knew Her

Remembering Roya Through the Kind Comments of Those Who Knew Her

Today I was searching for underride information online – to my surprise the following comments “popped up” and were written at the time I lost my beloved daughter.  Roya was so loved by everyone who had the good fortune to know her.  It was an absolute blessing to read each heartfelt note.  It’s been twelve years – the pain of her loss is always present.  Roya was a gift from God and it was a privilege to be Roya’s mom…

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WUSA9 Exposes the Truth about Truck Underride

WUSA9 Exposes the Truth about Truck Underride

We have all been on the roads when we are either passing a semi tractor-trailer or they are passing us.  Along the sides of the truck, there are almost four feet from the pavement to the bottom of the trailer.  People are instinctively uncomfortable when they travel near trucks with open space between the front and rear tires.  Cars can … and do go under the sides of trailers with deadly consequences hundreds of times every year. WUSA9 recently began…

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