Si, My Truck Is Safer Than Your Traffic

Given that I live in a city where an eighteen wheeler recently plowed into an unsuspecting rush hour crowd at a subway stop, I don't take it lightly when I read articles like this one which suggest that Mexican-based trucks may be safer than those domiciled in the United States. The second above-linked story notes that according to the US Department of transportation "Mexico-domiciled motor carriers that have been approved to participate in the cross-border pilot program have better safety inspection records than their U.S. counterparts." If this is not yet another quiver in the arrow-bag to silence the opponents of NAFTA who think that Mexican safety and work standards are a threat to "our way of life" then I'm not sure what is. Si, mi camión es más seguro que su camion!

- Jason Busch

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