Add guardrails to parking spaces near restaurants and businesses
  • Petitioned Congressman Brian Higgins

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Congressman Brian Higgins

Add guardrails to parking spaces near restaurants and businesses

    1. Meghan Noelle
    2. Petition by

      Meghan Noelle

      Buffalo, NY

In the last week there have been 3 instances in Western New York where a vehicle has made an unsafe start or stop and ran into a business or restaurant. Sept 13- 64 year old man's car hit Walgreens in Amherst, NY and also Sept 13- 75 year old woman's car hits Burger King in Jamestown, NY. Most recently and tragically Sept 17- 76 year old woman's car hit Cheeburger Cheeburger restaurant in Amherst NY killing the parents of a 13 year old, leaving him orphaned.
The couple tragically killed, Joe and Kathy Bennett are my Aunt Jody's Brother and Sister in-law. I am proposing that a law be passed making it mandatory for parking spaces near buildings and restaurants have guard rails to reduce tragedies like this one. The guardrails would potentially slow the car down lessening the impact, and hopefully stopping the car before it gets the chance to hit the building. A guard rail would also save any pedestrians on the sidewalks.
We can make a simple change, and prevent more tragedies like this one. I hope you will sign this and we can turn this petition into a law.

Thank you,
Meghan (Schuster) Nowicki

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Rash of Vehicles crashing into buildings

      Meghan Noelle
      Petition Organizer

      wivb put all the recent photos and links to stories of the car vs. building accidents. Im not saying barriers are the only answer to this problem, but it would sure help. please continue to support this petition! THANK YOU

    2. There has been yet another accident

      Meghan Noelle
      Petition Organizer

      Please continue to support this cause. Some people think barriers are a "band aid" for a bigger problem. While mandatory re-testing for licenses may be a great idea, there was yet another accident. Photo sent to me via phone from my husband.

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. yet another accident.

      Meghan Noelle
      Petition Organizer

      Just another reason to keep this petition going strong!- another accident happened Tuesday Sept 20. I commend Amherst Deputy Town Supervisor, Mr. Guy Marlette for bringing this to the attention of Amherst town board Monday, Sept 26!

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. My launch of this petition was picked up by all buffalo area news channels

      Meghan Noelle
      Petition Organizer

      I am so very thankful that Channels 2, 4, 7 and YNN were all interested in helping me promote this petition. Please share this with your email contacts and facebook friends!! --Click "see more at" link to see video "92011 Barriers"

    7. My launch of this petition was picked up by all buffalo area news channels

      Meghan Noelle
      Petition Organizer

      I am so very thankful that Channels 2, 4, 7 and YNN were all interested in helping me promote this petition. Please share this with your email contacts and facebook friends!! --Click "see more at" link to see story

    8. My launch of this petition was picked up by all buffalo area news channels

      Meghan Noelle
      Petition Organizer

      I am so very thankful that Channels 2, 4, 7 and YNN were all interested in helping me promote this petition. Please share this with your email contacts and facebook friends!! --Click "see more at" link to see story

    9. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Shawna Burt BELLINGHAM, WA
      • about 3 years ago

      Because, hey, the worst that can happen is they say "No".

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    • Kay M 2, AZ
      • about 3 years ago

      If anything can stall an out of control car for only a few seconds then that's all it takes for a live to be saved. I believe that every business and restaurant need guard rails to prevent cars from wrecking into these places, and even if it is a big semi or something of that sort about to run into a building, the guard rain will at least stall them for a second. Sometimes only a second is enough time for people to be aware of the situation and take cover.

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    • AJ Stephany LIMA, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Too many incidents!

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    • Jody Bennett DANSVILLE,, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      We just said goodbye to my husbands brother and our sister-in-law today after they were tragically killed in that Cheeburger Cheeburger accident last Saturday which left our 13 year old nephew without his parent and his life will never be the same. Our hearts are broken.

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    • pamela moore NORTH TONAWANDA, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      I worked in a Dr''s office that was driven into, I believe it was in 2003 or 04. Luckily the office was closed that day. Had it not been the car would have went right into the waiting room.

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