| — Alexander’s daughter should be alive. A small fender-bender turned deadly when a defect in her car caused the airbag to explode like a hand grenade,|
propelling metal shards into her face and neck. Now Alexander is fighting to make sure defective cars like the one that killed his daughter are kept off
the roads. He’s asking for your support on the petition below.
Stop Car Dealers from Being Allowed to Sell Dangerous Recalled Used
Cars Petition by Alexander Brangman
San Diego, CA
Sign now with a click I know the deadly results that can occur when
profits are put over lives. An unrepaired recalled car killed my beautiful,
talented, treasured daughter Jewel. She was just 26 years old, with a
Master’s Degree and preparing a plan for her Ph.D. at Stanford. A gifted
gymnast, gymnastics teacher, and model, Jewel was full of life, and devoted to making the world a better place. After receiving her doctorate degree,
she intended to write children’s books and open her own family therapy
But almost exactly four years ago, she was in a fender-bender with
several other cars. Everyone else walked away, and her rental car was not badly damaged, but a defective recalled Takata airbag exploded, like a
hand grenade going off in the car, propelling metal fragments that sliced
an artery in her neck, and she bled to death.
My whole world changed. Now I am on a mission to honor Jewel and her
life, by saving the lives of others endangered by the more than 57 million
unrepaired recalled cars on America’s roads. No one else should have to
suffer such a horrendous loss, which is why I need your help to tell
lawmakers that dangerous recalled cars don’t belong on the road.
It’s truly shocking, but car dealers in New Jersey are attempting to eliminate consumer protections in their state, so they can get away with selling cars with deadly safety defects like the ticking timebomb airbag that claimed my daughter’s life. The owners of a mega-dealership conglomerate contributed over $500,000 to a PAC before the election last November, and now the powerful Assembly Speaker, Craig Coughlin and Assemblymember Louis Greenwald are authoring the car dealers’ bill, AB 4292.
I am fighting back, because I believe that everyone who buys a car from a
licensed car dealership deserves to get a vehicle that is at least safe to
drive, even if they can’t afford to buy a car that is brand new, or they simply prefer to buy one that is used. You shouldn’t have to worry about dealers
charging you top dollar for a car that is hazardous, with life-threatening
defects like catching on fire, steering loss, sticking accelerator pedals, brake failure, or exploding Takata airbags.
Leading national and statewide consumer, safety, civil rights, and
environmental groups are also fighting back. Plus, the citizens of New
Jersey are on our side in this fight. Polling shows that likely voters in New
Jersey overwhelmingly oppose changing the laws in their state to allow car dealers to get away with selling dangerous recalled used cars, with or
without “disclosure” that merely shifts legal liability onto victims.
It would be a federal crime to sell cars with the same defects, as new cars. They certainly aren’t any safer when they are used. Precious lives are at
stake. Not only the lives of car buyers, but also their families and other
passengers, and others who share the roads.
Please, join me in calling on New Jersey Assemblymen Coughlin and
Greenwald to withdraw the car dealers’ “license to kill” legislation, before
someone else’s daughter or other loved one is seriously injured or killed. Sign now with a click Visit petition page
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