Truck Driver Jason Rivenburg was murdered while resting at an abandoned South Carolina gas station March 5th, 2009. Jason chose the abandoned lot because of the shortage of safe truck parking, which has been an issue for drivers for many years.
Jason left behind his pregnant wife who gave birth to twins shortly after his death, and a 2 year old son. Now, his widow, Hope Rivenburg, and family have been meeting with legislators and gathering signatures to support government action to protect truckers and their families from a similar ordeal.
Dubbed “Jason’s Law,” the bill is expected to be submitted by Congressman Paul Tonko ( D-NY) to the house floor in the coming weeks.
The bill would implement a pilot program to address the shortage of long-term parking for commercial vehicles. Family members have begun a website to help update supporters at: http://www.jhlrivenburg.com
Please visit their website and sign the petition. You can also download and fill out the legislative survey and email back to the family members to help bring this bill to law.
Be sure to read more about Jason’s Law …
Truckers NEED access to safe and secure parking.
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