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On a recent trip to Manhattan, we saw many trucks with sideguards to protect the population of pedestrians and cyclists. How embarassing to find that the Canadian government is failing their citizens by not making sideguards mandatory here.

November 7th will mark one year since Jenna Morrison, a 38 year old mother was killed when a truck clipped her bicycle and she fell under the wheels. Instead of nursing her would be 4 month old baby and enjoying summer with her 6 year old, she is gone.

Sideguards prevent pedestrians and cyclists from falling under the tires of trucks by bouncing them away from the truck instead of under.

My husband Ulrich Hartmann might still be alive if trucks had these sideguards. Ulrich was hit by a cement truck on September 11, 2006. This amazing man was taken from me and our two young children.

Sideguards will save lives.They are mandatory by law in the UK and some European countries already. Please sign this petition and ask your friends and contacts to do the same. The Honourable Denis Lebel (denis.lebel@parl.gc.ca) is the Minister. 

Letter to
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Minister of Health The Honourable Don McMorris
Minister of Health The Honourable Theresa Oswald
and 26 others
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care The Honourable Deb Matthews
Ministe de la Sante et des Services sociaux The Honourable Monsieur Yves Bolduc
Minister of Health and Community Service The Honourable Susan Sullivan
Minister of Health The Honourable Madeleine Dube
Minister of Health The Honourable Maureen MacDonald
Minister of Health and Social Services The Honourable Sandy Lee
Minister of Health and Wellness The Honourable Doug Currie
Honourable D. Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Save Cyclists' and Pedestrians' Lives!
Premier of Quebec Tres Honourable Jean Charest
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Minister of Health Services The Honourable Michael de Jong
The Federal Minister of Health The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq
Minister of Health and Social Services The Honourable Keith Peterson
Premier of Nova Scotia The Honourable Darrell Dexter
Premier of British Columbia The Honourable Christy Clark
Minister of Infrastructure The Honourable Bob Chiarelli
Premier of Alberta The Honourable Alison Redford
Premier of Manitoba The Honourable Greg Selinger
Premier of New Brunswick The Honourable David Alward
Premier of Newfoundland The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale
Premier of Northwest Territories The Honourable Bob McLeod
Premier of Prince Edward Island The Honourable Robert Ghiz
Premier of Saskatchewan The Honourable Brad Wall
Premier of the Yukon The Honourable Darrell Paslowski
Premier of Nunavut The Honourable Eva Aariak
Leader, Conservative Party of Canada / Chef, Parti Conservateur du Canada Stephen Harper
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Honourable D. Lebel.

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Pass a law for sideguards between the front and rear tires of trucks

Sideguards prevent pedestrians and cyclists from falling under the tires of trucks by bouncing them away from the truck instead of under. Ulrich Hartmann, Jessica Holman-Price, Ryan Carrier and Jenna Morrison would still be alive if trucks had these sideguards. Mandatory sideguards have been in use in the UK and Europe for more than 3 decades! Please sign this petition and ask your friends and contacts to do the same. You will save lives! You could also e-mail The Honourable Denis Lebel (denis.lebel@parl.gc.ca) is the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
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with much gratitude,
The Family and Friends of victims of accidents involving trucks.