Ike's Law:  Restrict use of US Highway 129 to Non-Commercial Vehicles
  • Petitioned Matt Barnes

This petition was delivered to:

Tennessee Department of Transportation Liason
Matt Barnes
North Carolina Secretary of Transportation
Gene Conti
U.S. Department of Transportation
Gerald Varney
Division Administrator, Tennessee Department of Transportation
Pamela Kordenbrock
Department of Transportation
Michael Onder
Office of Safety, U.S. Department of Transportation
Robert Ritter

Ike's Law: Restrict use of US Highway 129 to Non-Commercial Vehicles

    1. Timothy Moore
    2. Petition by

      Timothy Moore

      Lawrenceburg, TN

The terrain and layout of US Highway 129 is mountainous with multiple sharp curves, many outside the limits of tractor trailer vehicles' maneuverability. Because of this, the driver of the tractor trailer must compensate for the curves by utilizing the lane of oncoming traffic. This action often times results in vehicles being ran off the road, wrecks, and fatalities. Such a fatality occurred on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Dwight "Ike" Woodard, a seasoned, experienced, and habitually safe rider, was enjoying a ride with friends on his Triumph Speed Triple. According to law enforcement reports, a tractor trailer rig attempting to utilize US Highway 129 failed to maintain it's lane in a series of curves. The tractor trailer rig crossed into Ike's lane of travel, almost taking up his whole lane. Ike's motorcycle was ran over, but he survived. However, Ike lost his life en route to the hospital due to complications from the wreck.

For more information and pictorial evidence regarding this ongoing issue, please reference the following article: TailoftheDragon.com/dragon_trucks


60 Second video clip illustrating the issue at hand

Ride Highway 129 from Ike's perspective

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 8,000 signatures
    2. New video link added

      Timothy Moore
      Petition Organizer

      A 60 second video clip illustrating the issue of the petition has been added. Feel free to watch and voice your comments.

    3. Reached 2,500 signatures
    4. Officials added to recipient list

      Timothy Moore
      Petition Organizer

      Two more recipients were added to the list of officials who receive notification of every signature. After talking with various individuals at the U.S. DOT, I was referred to the two recipients.

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. Link to one of Ike's vlogs added to petition

      Timothy Moore
      Petition Organizer

      I have added one of Ike's vlogs to the petition to support his safe riding background. I have taken this measure as a precaution. Feel free to watch the vlog, and add any comments or feelings.

    7. Reached 750 signatures
    8. 30 signatures withing 30 minutes of launch, 100 within the second hour....

      Timothy Moore
      Petition Organizer

      We are now holding at 260 signatures within hours of introducing the Ike's Law petition, lets keep this momentum going and save lives!

    9. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ken Krambeck CROSSVILLE, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I want to enjoy and marvel in it, not die on it.

    • Nick Pietropaolo HILTON, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      absolutely ridiculous the amount of semis involved in accidents. How much proof and pictures do you need? If you cant maintain your lane with your vehicle, then you shouldn't be allowed to drive on those roads and endanger everyone else.

    • michael thomas AKRON, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      Safety.. truckers don't want to be on the dragon. Warn them, it is dangerous

    • Christopher Russell CHARLOTTE, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      I have been riding for about 2 years, and one of the places I have always wanted to ride was the TOTD. I have heard horror stories of the accidents on the highway, but figured it was inexperienced motorcyclist or riders pushing their limits.. and the occasional car involved. Once I started seeing some of the videos and pictures of the trucks on the highway.. there is no way I'm going. I make every attempt to be a safe a courteous rider, even taking an MSF course to enhance my skills with lots of practice. But until the trucks are banned completely, I'm sorry. You won't see me out there.

    • Milton McNally KNOXVILLE, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      Rt. 129 in E. TN is one of the most dangerous and poorly engineered roads in the state. There is no way for big trucks to negotiate it without creating deadly situations for other motorists.


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