A General Motors ignition switch survivors group will be working to put up a new billboard in Detroit, Michigan to continue raising awareness of GM’s actions and to hold the automaker accountable.
According to local news affiliate WXYZ, the activist group, called GM Recall Survivors Inc., wants GM to follow through on a handful of promises following 124 fatalities linked to the faulty ignition switch. Laura Christian, the group’s founder, lost her daughter in an accident involving a faulty ignition switch.
“Our primary purpose is calling on GM to put action behind their words,” said Christian “They say they are all about safety and we want to see them do exactly that.”
“We have two primary initiatives,” Christian said. “The first is to enact federal law holding auto executives criminally liable for staying silent on auto safety issues. The second priority is to ban the sale of used cars nationwide that have been recalled until repaired.”
The billboard will feature the face of Christian’s daughter, along with other victims, will be put in place on the I-75 service drive at Rosa Parks Boulevard in Detroit.