Personality: Ron J. Melancon | Richmond Free Press

Ron J. Melancon is a passionate voice and advocate for safety and saving lives across the United States and in Europe.
In 2003, he founded Dangerous Trailers, a grassroots organization to develop and promote uniform standards and inspection laws nationwide for trailers towed by motor vehicles, including utility trailers, horse trailers, recreational travel trailers and van trailers.
Presently, only trailers over 3,000 pounds fall within federal guidelines, which require reflectors at the rear of the trailer.
Inadequate reflectors are only one of the hazards, Mr. Melancon points out, noting that faulty or no safety chains between the trailer and the car or truck pulling it can cause accidents. And dragging safety chains can spark costly and life-threatening wildfires, he says.

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