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road safety

110 petitions

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Petition to Google, Google Maps

Dear Google, Please make all of Google Maps services available in Iran

Dear Google Please make all of Google Maps services available in Iran (i.e. "Navigation", "Voice Guidance", "Start Driving" and "Offline Maps"). In Iran, among all unintentional fatal injuries inflicted on children under five, traffic-related fatalities are the leading cause of death.Every 19 minutes one person dies on Iran’s roads, and every two minutes people will hear that one of their family members has survived a crash but with serious injury and perhaps lifelong disability. The use of a satellite navigation system improves driver behavior in unknown areas, heightens alertness and reduces stress levels.GPS systems assist motorists to identify the location of features on, near, or adjacent to the road networks.These include service stations, maintenance and emergency services and supplies, entry and exit ramps, damage to the road system, etc. We really need these services. Love youIranian people -----------------------------------------------------------------Farsi Translation: گوگل عزیز لطفاً تمام خدمات نقشه‌های گوگل را در ایران در دسترس قرار دهید (به عنوان مثال «ناوبری»، «هدایت صوتی»، «شروع رانندگی» و «نقشه آفلاین»). در ایران، در میان تمام آسیب‌های ناخواسته مرگبار ناشی از کودکان زیر پنج سال، تلفات مرتبط با ترافیک، علت اصلی مرگ‌ومیر است.هر 19 دقیقه یک نفر در جاده‌های ایران می‌میرد و هر دو دقیقه مردم می‌شنوند که یکی از اعضای خانواده‌شان از تصادف جان سالم به در برده است، اما با صدمات جدی و شاید ناتوانی مادام‌العمر. استفاده از یک سیستم ناوبری ماهواره‌ای باعث بهبود رفتار راننده در مکان‌های ناآشنا شده و همچنین باعث افزایش هشیاری و کاهش سطح استرس می‌شود.سامانه‌های جی.پی.اس به رانندگان در شناسایی امکانات موجود در نزدیکی و یا مجاور شبکه‌های جاده‌ای کمک می‌کند. این شامل ایستگاه‌های خدمات، تعمیرونگهداری، خدمات اضطراری و لوازم یدکی، رمپ‌های ورودی و خروجی، آسیب به سیستم جاده و غیره می‌شود. ما واقعاً به این خدمات نیاز داریم. دوستت داریممردم ایران  

Mohsen Ganj
707 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to NJ Transit/Coach USA and World Wide Public Transportation

Stop reckless, aggressive, and rude bus drivers from carelessly taking young innocent lives like Deshon Johnson.

Hello, My name is Naomi Johnson, Deshon Johnson's mother, and I am looking to pass a bill honoring my son Deshon Johnson to make a positive change for other victims everywhere. I want the bill to focus on preventing tragic deaths. I know the bill will not be a remedy to bring back loved ones, but I would like it to implement safety awareness and jail time for the bus drivers. I want a memorial at the location where Deshon's life ended or a street adopted and named in Deshon's honor. I am heartbroken every day thinking about how tragic Deshon’s death was. On the morning of July 18th, 2012 there is footage of Deshon Johnson patiently arriving at the seven eleven at 10:30 am and waiting for the bus till the bus arrived at 10:48 am.  Deshon was patiently waiting at the bus stop to go to work. Once Deshon notices the bus time arrival he had gotten up to signal the bus to stop. Instead of the bus driver stopping to pick up his passengers he continues to speed through the green light and around the sharp corner. Deshon flagged the bus to stop again, but the bus kept on going speeding around the corner and the bus never stopped to pick him up. So, Deshon ran a few steps down from the bus stop on the corner of Bay Ave and Broad Street.  My son banged on the front door while he was at the corner of the handicapped sidewalk. The Community Coach bus driver run over my child twice knocking him down. Romaine was driver driving NJ Transit bus when he dragged Deshon 50 to 100 feet to his death. There needs to be a law that allows overseeing company like Community Coach that is based in Scotland to hold these bus drivers accountable for these countless death. It is hard to get in contact with Coach to make a complaint.  Deshon was not the only person that was killed by a bus driver, and no arrest or charges have been brought against the driver to this day.  On January 23, 2012, a Coach USA bus driver took 21-year-old Christie Noble-Ross life who is a neighbor that lived on the same floor across the hall from Deshon Johnson. While Christie Nobel was on her way dropping her son off to daycare. The bus came around the corner of Main and South Harrison streets in East Orange killing her on impact.  These cases by the Essex County Prosecutor Detective are dismissed and labeled as an accident without further investigation and this needs to stop. When a bus is speeding on residential roads above the speed limit, and turning around the corner at a fast speed it should not be considered an accident. That is negligence and murder. The prosecutors never pull up the drivers' record to see if he had other fatality/fractions. or his cell phone records to see if he was distracted.   Needless to say, the driver had a prior accident before killing my son and after killing my son. The driver had to take up defensive driving course before killing my son. The drivers also have to break in entry charges. These prior incidents speak the value of the driver misbehaved personality traits.  I live every day with the lawyer showing me a picture of my son's remains over the road and with the detail description about how my son's brain was in the bus wheel by retired judge Lawrence evil inhuman behavior to mentally break me down.  He shows no type of humanity about my son get killed, instead, he was trying to blame my son for his death. I live with these images torrent me for the rest of my life.   Please help us bring justice for Deshon Johnson and bring an end to the abuse of the NJ Transit and Coach USA bus drivers putting our lives at risk every day just to catch a bus.   In November 2012 the Johnson's Family civil lawyer Brad hired a criminal lawyer to be a liaison between the Prosecutor's office and the family to pass on new information. Needless to say, the lawyer failed to do his job, took our money and Deshon's killer walked away a free man and his case were closed in Feb. 2013.  The criminal lawyer Saluti was referred to us to work as an extension of the prosecutor's office.  Now the bus driver is back to work supporting his family but Deshon is unable to go back to his job to support (me) his disable mother. This legalizes murder needs to stop!!!    

Naomi Johnson
688 supporters
This petition won 5 years ago

Petition to New Jersey Department of Transportation NJDOT

NJDOT

This petition is important to anyone that would like to impove the traffic flow on Route 1 between Harrison St and Washington Road in West Windsor. People should also sign this petition for the safety and wellbeing of the general public. The NJDOT implemented the Jug-handle closures as a pilot program and the general consensus is that the pilot program has failed. If in conjunction with the jug-handle closures three other projects are completed it will be a more rational solution. Closing the Jug-handles in itself does not and will not solve the problem inherent to the Washington Rd – Route 1 area. The three other projects that must be completed are 1. Harrison St overpass 2. Vaughn Dr. connector in Princeton Junction 3. Widening of Alexander Road Bridge over the Stony Brook Canal. Implementing Jug-handle closures without coordinating other solutions has greatly diminished the quality of life for the residents of Penn’s Neck, increased travel time and cost for anyone needing to make a left turn to exit Route 1 at Washington Rd and Harrison St, forces drivers to cross four lanes of traffic and a solid white line to make a simple U-turn at Alexander Road putting them in danger, prevented emergency vehicles from being able to safely navigate the road way, has increased the number of accidents and incidents for the entire area and has not substantially increased the flow of traffic on Route 1 as intended. Please email and invite your friends and contacts to join us after signing this petition.

Eric Payne
1,053 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Apex Town Council

Focus on Roads in Apex Town Council

On May 17, 2017, 36 year old Matthew Brandon was driving on Apex Barbecue Road, when he suddenly crashed into a bridge, and his car flipped upside down into Beaver Creek. The car was pulled from the creek just over two hours after the initial crash, and Matthew was rushed to the hospital where he would later die (Carolina, CBS North). This accident helped bring the issue of several roads in Apex that are unsafe for drivers. We fear that with the continual rapid population growth in Apex, that more fatal accidents like Matthews could possibly occur. We believe that Apex needs to renovate its roads to prevent further fatal crashes and accidents, and to accommodate for the rapidly growing population. In Apex, NC there has been a large increase of growth over the past couple of years. According to FactFinders.census.gov, in 2007 we had about 31,656 thousand people. As of 2016, we had about 47,349 thousand. That's an increase of 15,693 thousand people. With an influx of that many people, we need to have updated roads and infrastructure to keep people safe. In 2016, Apex attributed for more than 2.03% of crashes in North Carolina. That doesn’t seem like much, but Apex only accounts for 0.44% of North Carolina’s population (Advameg Inc and connect.ncdot.gov). So all in all, 2.03% is a much larger statistic than it should be, especially as we are not a highly urban area, such as Raleigh. In the frame period of 2000-2013, City-data.com states that there has been an increase from one fatal crash every two years to two fatal crashes per year.  There is a bridge that is about 60 years old on Apex Barbecue Road that needs reconstruction. According to CBS, there are plans to fix this bridge, but not until May of 2018. The original plan was to replace the bridge in 2019, but Matthew Brandon's death has expedited the repairs schedule. There has been a history of crashes on this bridge, so the bridge should have already been worked on. The fact that the plans to fix this bridge were not considered urgent until someone died shows that the priorities of our town’s resources needs to be reconsidered. Even with the death of a driver on this bridge, the bridge work is still delayed for a year, with a temporary fix of guard rails on the bridge to patch up the issue until 2018. The death on this bridge should have brought change along much sooner. Apex is behind on making it’s roads safe for the growing number of people who are moving to Apex. According to ncdot.gov, the ten year average of fatal crashes in Wake County is 69. We must do our part to help make a change in our town. The safety of our roads needs to be a priority so that there is a lesser chance of fatalities. In conclusion, we aim to prove to town council that Apex roads need roadwork, and that Apex residents care about the roads, to the end of getting Apex roads fixed and safe for Apex residents. After taking closer look at certain incidents, such as the death of Matthew Brandon, we can see more specifically the issues present in our current roadwork plans. In that case, it took the death of a resident to begin roadwork on a bridge that had stood there for 60 years. The nearby residents recognized that the bridge was too narrow, and among students it will occasionally be casually mentioned in conversation as “too thin,” or “annoying.” We have taken a look at the statistics of crashes in Apex, and it has become clear that our ratio of crashes to population is too high. Town council isn’t moving towards fixing roads on its own, so our team will present this problem in what we see to be the most effective way possible; the word of the voters. Assuming our petition gains enough support, we will be able to present our data to town council, who will hopefully begin to rearrange our roadwork schedules to fix the more significant problems at hand as Apex continues to rapidly grow in the future.   Sources: Advameg Inc. “Fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents in Apex, North Carolina.” Fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents in Apex, North Carolina, City-Data, www.city-data.com/accidents/acc-Apex-North-Carolina.html https://connect.ncdot.gov/business/DMV/DMV%20Documents/2016%20Crash%20Facts.pdf “DMV, et al. “Illustrated Analysis of NC Traffic Crash Statistics.” North Carolina, 16 Aug. 2017.” Data Access and Dissemination Systems (DADS). “Your Geography Selections.” American FactFinder - Results, US Census Bureau, 5 Oct. 2010, factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk . Carolina, CBS North. “Raleigh man dies after car crashes into bridge, flips into Apex creek.” WNCN, 18 May 2017, wncn.com/2017/05/17/car-plunges-into-water-off-apex-barbecue-road-rescue-underway/.  

Moonshot Project Road Improvement Crew
65 supporters