Ojai woman achieves goal of national legislation to improve rental car safety

Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent

Eleven years ago, Ojai sisters Raechel and Jacqueline Houck were killed while driving a rental car that was under a recall order. Friday, President Barack Obama signed a bill, named in their honor, designed to make car companies more accountable.

“I want to thank Senator Barbara Boxer and my representative, Lois Capps, who have diligently supported our legislation,” said Cally Houck, the girls’ mother and the person who has pushed for the legislation at the national level.

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