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America Close Up (Highways: Gasoline Tanker Trucks) #584276

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 25, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) The dangers from gasoline tanker trucks featured; scenes shown of a tanker wreck in Claremont, California, that killed a family. [Victims' family member Bonnie GALLAIRE - comments.] [Safety expert Gerald DONALDSON - cites the dangers.] Government report that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rules for tankers are inadequate noted. The Highway Administration said also currently considering weakening the rules on the number of hours that truckers may drive; more accidents scenes shown. [National Tank Truck Carriers Cliff HARVISON - comments.] [GALLAIRE - asks why the driver did not pull over.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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