Assemblymember Quirk Intervenes to Keep Storefronts, Employees and Customers Safe

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

(Sacramento) – Vehicle-into-building crashes happen more than many people realize.  A driver accidently pushes the accelerator instead of the brakes, and the vehicle, weighing several tons goes flying through walls, sometimes injuring and killing people.  It happens 60 times a day, and an average of 500 hundred people a year die in these crashes.   That’s why California State Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) authored Assembly Bill 764.  When enacted, AB 764 would direct the state to come up with standards for storefront barriers that would prevent vehicles from crashing into buildings.  Watch this Assembly Web Report to learn more about AB 764 and how the measure will save lives.