Recently, I was traveling on I-5 in the Pacific Northwest, and, as is usual for this time of the year, it was wet and rainy. Time and time again, big rigs raced past me spraying water and speeding along.

I am often alarmed by the rate of speed and limited following distances of big rigs on our highways.

It is as though they have no knowledge or respect for proper safety cushions, the proper following distance to avoid a crash if stopping is necessary.

Driver training is so critical to this concept of safety cushion, but, all too often, it seems as though training is lacking.  We must continue to push for better training of truck drivers and accountability.  It is only through accountability that changes are possible.