What will it take? Tanker Crash Should Serve as a Call to Action

July 27, 2011
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The deadly tanker crash and subsequent giant, fiery explosion on Route 1 in Saugus last weekend is a reminder to us all the dangers of having speeding trucks loaded with gasoline exploding on our roads or literally in our backyards.

A tanker explosion here a few years back remains seared in the memory of many locals and another one in Everett – where the gasoline spilled from the burning truck and set a whole street ablaze are persuasion enough to force a study of the issues and to make the necessary changes to insure that our roadways are safe and that our residents are safe, as well.

We urge the city council to take concerted action with the Fire Department and the Traffic Bureau to determine what changes, if any, are needed or should be required before allowing potentially deadly trucks filled with fuel to run free on our major roadways.

It would be the right thing to do.

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