Help save lives by informing everyone about the 911 Good Samaritan Law
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The 911 Good Samaritan Law offers immunity from arrest and prosecution if an individual calls 911 for an opioid overdose. This immunity is limited to user amounts of substances. Thirty eight states currently have a version of this law on the books. It has resulted in countless lives saved and a massive increase in calls to 911. However, like many laws not enough individuals know that it exists. We are losing close to 200 people a day from overdoses and we must do more to educate the general public and those struggling with substance use disorder. Unfortunately, groups that help pass and promote these are mainly grassroots organizations with limited funds.
This an opportunity for our government to step up and help us save lives. We have the perfect advertising tool on every highway in America. Each states respective department of transportation could help us by using their blinking digital traffic signs to inform everyone to not run and call 911. However, the content of what can be put on those traffic signs must be approved by the Federal Department of Transportation.
We are asking with this petition for the Federal Department of Transportation to allow the use of those signs to educate the public and help save lives. Thank you!
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