Topic

automotive

8 petitions

Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Mayor David Holt, Amy Smith

OKC needs a Motorsports Complex

Oklahoma City lost the only race track it had at the State Fair Speedway in 2010 amongst considerable protest.  Now, only memories are left of the speedway and the paths it created for people.  Racing is a lifestyle, while it may not be for everyone, it brings a sense of community and engagement for those who enjoy it. As we see the decline in skilled labor fields, this is a set of labor skills that benefits Oklahomans both economically and physically.  Most everyone drives a vehicle in this state and can benefit from a knowledgable mechanic.  There are a wide variety of race tracks and courses for different car lovers and enthusiasts.  Some of today's Millennials grew up going to the race track with their parents and we want to see that tradition to live on for the next generations. Currently, people who can afford it, travel outside of the state to pursue their race dreams/hobby.  We are asking Oklahoma City Citizens to consider building a state-of-the-art race facility to allow for different types of race courses that can attract a wide variety of people both in-state and out-of-state and that is affordable and accessible to them.  These are the types of racing we would like the facility to possess: (alphabetically) Drag Drifting Open Wheel Rally Stock Touring/Grip Oklahoma City has a television show that has been featured on National Television for 12 seasons now.  Thank you Street Outlaws for putting OKC on the map. Now it's time for OKC Council & Chamber of Commerce to do the same for the next maps project.  #okcracelife #oklahomacityneedsaracetracknow

Anthony Thompson
1,309 supporters
Started 6 months ago

Petition to Toyota Motor Company

TOYOTA: INCREASE DANGEROUS SAFETY RECALL REPAIR RATES

Safety defects addressed by recalls are dangerous - not only to the driver of the vehicle but to those traveling around them on the road. Defects addressed by safety recalls have been responsible for crashes, property damage, injuries, and deaths. Many people don't know the repairs are often quick and always completed free of charge at local dealerships. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report demonstrates that Toyota's safety recall completion rates dropped for three consecutive years when the manufacturer stopped providing VIN specific information pertaining to un-repaired safety recalls to its local dealerships around 2010. The US government's federal monitor for the Takata airbag safety recall created a report explaining auto manufacturers like Toyota can increase safety recall completion rates by providing, "dealers with owner contact information for assigned VINs so that they can conduct outreach to owners of assigned VINs..." The monitor also reported, "Many dealers feel they receive inadequate data from affected vehicle manufacturers."  Toyota used to provide this VIN specific information to its local dealerships. Aside from the Takata recall Toyota does NOT provide these VIN specific safety recall lists to local dealerships.Toyota currently maintains this information and it could be easily distributed. TOYOTA STOPS PROVIDING SAFETY RECALL LISTS TO LOCAL DEALERSHIPS The Takata monitor's report explains that when provided to local dealerships this VIN specific data for un-repaired safety recalls contributed to “more than doubling” the Takata safety recall completion rates “in less than two months.” READ AN EXCERPT FROM THE FEDERAL TAKATA REPORT Other manufacturers such as Honda, Chevy, and VW have made this VIN specific safety recall information available in some form to their local dealers.  This petition calls for Toyota to immediately start supplying VIN specific information for ALL un-repaired safety recalls to local dealerships on at least a bi-weekly basis so that they can efficiently reach out to local owners and fix these life-threatening safety recalls free of charge.  Show Toyota that you care about the safety of American roads and families by signing and sharing this petition.  

www.ToyotaTalk.com
1,003 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to Jean Shiomoto

Protecting California’s Modded Car Culture

California’s modified car & truck culture scenes are arguably the most trendsetting scenes for modified car & truck culture throughout the world, yet we face laws that are specifically targeted at us purely based on our lifestyle.  We can’t have Cold Air Intakes on our vehicles because...street racing? Really?  We can’t have aftermarket exhaust systems for our vehicles because...noise?  We can’t have our vehicles too low or too high because...happiness?  These 3 laws that we face are a small example of the clear miseducation of our state’s law makers on our culture as well as the functionality of MOST of our modifications.  Cold Air Intakes: increase air flow into the motor thus allowing you to utilize less gasoline when driving normally. Does it increase horsepower? Yes, but by 3-7hp. There is no one buying a cold air intake to go “street racing”.  Aftermarket Exhaust: assists the air flow through the motor thus helping increase gas mileage. Are they typically louder? Sometimes.  But with the current law allowing for tickets to be issued on the sight of aftermarket exhaust, how would you know?  Ride Height Restrictions: lowering a vehicle can increase aerodynamics thus increasing handling as well as gas mileage. Raising a truck’s height can help with clearance in certain conditions.  It is my opinion that these laws aren’t what threatens our culture. It’s our lack of having a unified voice to lobby against these laws is what threatens us. So with this petition, I want us to collect 100,000 signatures of California Modded Car Culture enthusiasts so that we can form our own lobbying power against these laws. 

Taj Turner
10,158 supporters