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cars

31 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Gary Herbert, Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz, Mia Love, Chris Stewart, Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee

Make Illegal Tint a Secondary Offense in Utah

Why is dark tint illegal?Let me start by saying that I'm a person who completely agrees with enacting safety measures for our Police Officers. Whether you like them or not, their job is hard and extremely dangerous.The main reason that dark tint on the front windows and windshield is illegal is that it puts Police Officers in a more dangerous situation because they cannot see inside the vehicle. I offer two points listed below: A Police Officer approaches a vehicle during a traffic stop from the rear of a vehicle, which there are no laws that regulate tint. If darker tint is illegal because it puts a Police Officer in a more dangerous situation, pulling someone over solely for the reason of having darker tint does not make sense.   A Fair, Compromised Solution We petition the State of Utah to change it's laws regarding automobile tint as follows... Changing tint infractions to Secondary Offenses; you can no longer be pulled over just for having dark tint. The current limits still apply when being pulled over for other reasons. Changing tint infractions from Correctable Violations ("Fix-it tickets") to flat fines. When pulled over and given a tint ticket, you pay a fine. You are no longer required to remove the tint.   Benefits for Everyone Most, if not all, Utah Residents know that our State gets HOT during the summer. Darker tint has many benefits for Residents. Some of those benefits include reduced interior heat, less interior sun damage, increased privacy, increased safety from glare, and even lower chances of skin cancer due to reduced absorption of UV rays. Studies have shown that US Drivers have more skin cancer on the left side of their faces and Australian Drivers have more skin cancer on the right side of their faces. (SkinCancer.org) Changing the tint laws in the ways described above should also increase revenue from tint violations while reducing the time required when a tint violation is given out, as Police Officers or other Officials are no longer required to sign off on a Correctable Violation.   Ideas? Feedback? Support? Please leave any feedback, additional ideas, and support in the comments!  

Kamron Nelson
6,862 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Chrysler Group Customer Care

Dodge: Recall the 2005-2007 Hemi motors with the defect- Premature Dropping Valve Seats.

I have a 2005 Dodge Magnum that I take extremely good care of. My car has had all of it's regular maintenance. A month ago I stopped at the lube shop to have the fluids and air pressure checked on my car before I headed out of town. The only fluid that was topped off was my windshield wiper fluid. When I tried to start my car to leave, it would not start. I had my car towed to Dodge. Two days later I was informed by my service writer that I needed a new motor. Dodge told me that I dropped a #4 valve seat. The service manager told me that this problem was "really, really, really rare" and that only about "1 in a billion" this happens to. I am crushed. I went home and have been researching this issue in depth. This is not rare like Dodge claims. I have come across 100's of other Dodge owners with the same exact problem who are now left holding the bag. Something has to be done about this. Most of the vehicles this has happened to are already out of warranty. Dodge is aware of the faulty valve seats that are basically (for lack of a better term) glued in. There is absolutely no warning this is going to occur. My car never got hot, never smoked, never burned oil, never hesitated, never ran rough; it always happens when a car is being started and that is why it hasn't been recalled, because it is not considered a "safety" issue. Interestingly enough, the new models have the valve seats pressed and pinned in so this issue doesn't continue to occur. Recognizing that there was a flaw in the Hemi motor and re-engineering it to fix the issue is admitting there was a defect. Dodge needs to recall the 2005-2007 Hemi motors and address the dropping valve seats. This is not fair and Dodge knows it.

Nikki Curiale-Garrison
2,704 supporters