In our continued efforts to ensure safety on the Carolina roads, Collision Safety Consultants has been diligent in its actions in meeting with state and local politicians and lawmakers in trying to pave the way for changes in the current laws and regulations, thus ensuring the safety of you and your family while traveling in the Carolinas.
Posted in the The Gaston Gazette March 8, 2012 on pg. 6A Business
House Rep Meets With Local Business Owners
Billy Walkowiak, CSS and David Yarborough, Due South Claim Consulting met with NC House Rep. Jerry Dockham. Collision Safety Consultants is a small company that specializes in inspecting repairs made to wrecked cars and working with insurance companies to correct problems. Dockman is a co-chairman of the House automobile insurance modemization committee. Walkowiak and Yarborough showed him some of the car repairs they found to be faulty and tried to make a point about how consumers are treated unfairly by insurance companies. They also asked the state representative from Davidson to help with legislation that would support consumer protection at body shops.
Billy met with Senator Wesley Meredith March 20, 2012 in Fayetteville to discuss protecting Military personnel, their families and NC consumers from body shops and holding them and the insurance companies accountable for repairs. He is currently Co-Chair of the Senate Committee on Insurance but will take over as Chairman next term/session.
Billy and David both have met with current NC Insurance Commissioner, Wayne Goodwin and his staff several times to discuss issues that face consumers with faulty repairs.
Mike Causey, Republican candidate for NC Insurance Commissioner stopped by the office on March 7, 2012 to discuss details in person with Collision Safety Consultants and other area body shop owners and their staff. Collision Safety Consultants invited all the area shops to stop by to speak to Mike about their concerns.
~ March 24th, 2012
Billy and his fiancé Brandy Pack attended a Gaston County fundraiser this past weekend at the City Club of Gastonia to Honor Graham Bell, former NC Speaker of the House. They also visited with and discussed insurance reform ideas with Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and vehicle safety laws with Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger.
Billy, Graham Bell and Billy's fiancé Brandy Pack
Billy & his fiancé Brandy Pack with Wayne Goodwin, NC Insurance Commissioner
Billy, Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger and Billy's fiancé Brandy Pack
Billy shows Anthony Duran, candidate from Mt. Holly who is running for Gaston County commissioner bad repairs to his wife's Mini Cooper. After close inspection, CSC found improper repairs and an incomplete estimate that in his opinion declared the car unsafe and a total loss after over $16,000.00 in repairs. See our testimonials tab for his review of our services.
Billy and Brandy Walkowiak are taking a 4 day class from the National Child Passenger Safety Certification Program in association with NHTSA. The class covers child seats, restraints, air bags, and many more facets of keeping children and passengers safe. NCDOI STAFF, Safe Kids NC & Safe Kids Gaston County are also participating in the class this week of August 24, 2012.
September 18, 2012
Billy with I-Team Reporter Stuart Watson inspecting Faulty Repairs. Stuart Watson is a Journalist, Photographer, Videographer, and Investigative Reporter at WCNC-TV, the NBC television station in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Watch for his story on faulty repairs coming soon!
District 108 House of Representatives John A. Torbett and his wife, Viddia stopped by Collision Safety Consultants to discuss consumer protection and the possibility of forming an over site committee or body shop regulations to hold shops accountable for improper repairs. We discussed the possibility of a bill to require certain guidelines or a license of some type that could be enforced. The meeting was extremely productive and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit.