Against Tired Truckers (PATT) and Citizens for Reliable and
Safe Highways (CRASH) are combining efforts to create the Truck
Safety Coalition (TSC). According to a PATT newsletter, the
reason for the merge is to "more effectively coordinate
similar highway safety efforts."
CRASH plan to move to Washington, DC, from their current headquarters
in Lisbon Falls, ME, and San Francisco, respectively. The move
to the nation's capital is designed to give the new organization
a national presence.
was made to allow PATTs founders Daphne and Steve Izer to step
away from the rigorous schedule they adopted since the day in
1993 that their 17-year-old son Jeff was killed. The Izers began
the organization out of their home after Jeff Izer and three
other teenagers were killed when a trucker allegedly fell asleep
at the wheel along the Maine Turnpike and crashed into their
disabled car. The Izers are planning to retire and spend more
time with their son Ross and friends.