On March 16, 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration presented the annual Public Service Awards which honor leader in law enforcement, the judiciary, and non-profit safety advocates.
One of the 12 winners was Robin Abel, a passionate secure your load advocate. She received the honor for her efforts in bringing awareness to unsecured loads and roadway debris risks to motor vehicles on a local, state and national level.
In 2004 Abel’s daughter was struck in the face with debris that fell off a vehicle with an unsecured load. Abel has written a book called “Out of Nowhere” which chronicles her determination to help her daughter rebuild her life and change legislation to prevent further tragedies.
This post was originally published on Nov. 4, 2015, and has since been updated.