2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
September 3, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Ripp, Danou, Goyke, A. Ott,
Petryk, Pope, Spiros, Subeck, Tittl, Mursau and Spreitzer, cosponsored by
Senators Olsen, Harsdorf, Lassa, Petrowski, Ringhand, Vinehout and
Wanggaard. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR56,1,2 1Relating to: proclaiming November 1 to 7, 2015, as Towing Industry Awareness
AJR56,1,53 Whereas, there are hundreds of thousands of people across the United States
4employed in the American towing industry, including tow truck drivers, dispatchers,
5safety advisors, owners, etc.; and
AJR56,1,86 Whereas, more than one tow truck operator is killed every week assisting
7motorists on the road, which is higher than law enforcement officer and fire fighter
8deaths from accidents on the side of the road combined; and
AJR56,1,119 Whereas, tow truck operators nationwide respond to nearly 15 million
10accidents per year with almost 9 million going unreported, which calculates to 3
11injury accidents every minute; and
AJR56,1,1312 Whereas, in Wisconsin, there were over 115,000 crashes in 2013, most of which
13required assistance from tow truck operators; and
1Whereas, the Wisconsin legislature encourages all motorists to be vigilant of
2accidents on Wisconsin roads, slow down, and move over if space is available for the
3presence of tow truck operators, so they can work in a safe, relaxed environment; and
AJR56,2,64 Whereas, as Wisconsinites, we have a duty to drive carefully and be courteous
5towards fellow motorists on the roadways as we work together for a common goal of
6reducing fatal accidents; now, therefore, be it
AJR56,2,9 7Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That: the members of the
8Wisconsin legislature hereby proclaim November 1 to 7, 2015, as Towing Industry
9Awareness Week.
AJR56,2,1010 (End)