ALL PASSENGERS MATTER! WE NEED SEAT BELTS TOO!!!

ALL PASSENGERS MATTER! WE NEED SEAT BELTS TOO!!!

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Felicia Garcia started this petition to Valley transportation authority (VTA) and

       Hi. I'd like to start off by saying that I'm an everyday rider of the San Jose, California VTA bus transportation service. And as of lately, my experience with VTA hasn't been very pleasant to say the least. For the past few months, I, alone, have called in a few complaints to customer service regarding the driving, and the carelessness, of not just 1, not 2, not 3, but several VTA bus operaters. It is sad to say that I no longer feel safe, nor do I feel comfortable riding with the VTA bus line. Especially now that I have a small service dog to keep safe as well.

   As all passengers may notice, the ONLY seat belts provided on the bus are the seat belts that are in place for the disabled who are in wheelchairs, and the Bus Operator. No other seatbelts are provided for the other passengers, not even the kids. And that is UNFAIR. Buses take longer to come to a full complete stop, than it does for a car. The VTA Bus Operators do not take that into account. And the Bus Operators continue to slam on their breaks. Sending yourself, your loved ones, and your belongings, head first into the seats in front of you. Not only does this hurt, but it is very annoying, and very frustrating. Especially, when the problem can very much be prevented. How come Bus Operators get seat belts, but the passengers dont? Why are the Bus Operators guaranteed safety each and every time they start their shift? Why isn't the safety of the valuable passengers guaranteed everytime we get on the bus? Doesnt our safety matter just as much as the operators? Even if the passengers don't want to wear seat belts, dont they still deserve the right to a peace of mind knowing that if they feel unsafe they can always reach around and fasten their seat belts if they want to/need to? So that they dont go flying down the aisle or through the wind shield when the buses come to an immediate, hard, stop?

     We need seat belts. We have the right to seat belts. Our lives are just as important as the Bus Operators, and we deserve to know that when we all step foot on a VTA Bus Line, we are safe, and we are secured. Nobody deserves to ride home feeling like they have to hold on for dear life if they want to arrive home unharmed. 

    Sign this petition! And get us the seat belts on EVERY VTA BUS, FOR EVERY SEAT. Because if we want to put a seat belt on, we should have that option. WE DESERVE THAT OPTION. 

Don't settle for less. Thank You. 

-F.G.                                                                                     Concerned Citizan

 

       

        

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