Petition Closed

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

Letter to
Tennessee Department of Transportation Liason Matt Barnes
North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Gene Conti
U.S. Department of Transportation Gerald Varney
and 3 others
Division Administrator, Tennessee Department of Transportation Pamela Kordenbrock
Department of Transportation Michael Onder
Office of Safety, U.S. Department of Transportation Robert Ritter
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Ike's Law.

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Restrict access to US Highway 129 to non-commercial traffic

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 documented pictures and information regarding this ongoing issue, please reference the following article: http://tailofthedragon.com/dragon_trucks.html

This rider could have been Ike:
http://youtu.be/a3ifyoxJf1A

60 Second video clip illustrating the issue at hand:
http://youtu.be/nv9MPYHjADU

Ride Highway 129 from Ike's perspective
http://www.youtube.com/embed/VzCIwFzB2tI
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Sincerely,