Petition to Indiana State House, Indiana State Senate, Indiana Governor
Protect Drivers from the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide: Pass Savannah's Law
In 2015, My wife and I lost our daughter, Savannah. She was with her boyfriend, heading to the mall like a typical teenager when Savannah suddenly passed out. Her boyfriend tried to go to the hospital, but he too passed out. Only one of them ever woke up. Savannah had been overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning. In our grief, we struggled to understand how this could happen. We discovered that a simple emissions test would have detected the issue and prevented her death. It was a fact that was hard to come to terms with, and now we want to make sure such a tragic, preventable loss doesn’t happen to anyone else’s loved one. We are proposing Savannah’s Law to require all cars on the road to get a proper emissions test. Our first goal is to get the law passed in our home state of Indiana, where Savannah passed away. Emissions tests are needed to detect deterioration and rust, especially as a car gets older. The older the car, the higher the risk of there being an emissions issue that could lead to tragedy. This is what happened to Savannah. There were no warning signs. Without an emissions test, there was no way to know the car had become a ticking time bomb. Savannah’s Law would require all cars 10 years old or less, to get a biannual emissions test. Vehicles older than 10 years would have annual tests. Currently, only two counties in all of Indiana require any kind of emissions testing. These patchwork emissions testing requirements are an issue across the country, and it is costing lives. Please help us protect people from vehicles with deadly carbon monoxide leaks. Not only will we save lives, but we will improve air quality. Sign our petition asking the Indiana legislature and governor to pass Savannah’s Law.
Petition to Jay Nixon (Governor of Missouri), Bill Reiboldt
Strengthen Hit and Run Laws in Missouri
On September 12, 2015, my 19 year old son, Matthew Brooks Stevens was walking along Hwy 59 in Neosho, MO when he was hit and killed. The man who hit my son left him dead in the middle of the highway and fled the scene. Two weeks later with an attorney, he turned himself in to authorities. In the State of Missouri, if you leave the scene of an accident, the maximum penalty is a Felony which carries a sentence of 4 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. That's it. There's no suspension or revocation of a Driver's License. And if the accident involves a pedestrian, you have to prove another crime was being committed at the time of the accident (i.e. Driving while Intoxicated) before charges can be increased to manslaughter if the accident resulted in a death. This needs to change!!! For people who kill others with their vehicle and then flee the accident, there needs to be stiffer penalties! I am advocating for change. I'm proposing mandatory sentences, higher fines and a minimum 3-5 year suspension or revocation of licenses. There are other states around Missouri who have modified their laws on Hit & Run to include the very punishments that I just described, yet Missouri has done nothing to create change. Please help me send a clear message to our legislators that our loved ones are more valuable than a $5,000 fine! Thank you for your support!
Petition to James K. Johns, Jeb Smith, Henry Dean, Gov. Rick Scott, Congressman John Rutherford, Senator Travis Hutson
Save The William Bartram Trail State Scenic Highway
Rivertown Development will severely impact traffic flow onto the Bartram Trail Scenic Highway (S.R. 13) in Northwest St. Johns County, Florida, and will dramatically increase congestion along this unique and beautiful roadway. This will overload the highway with slow travel from school buses and commuters, congestion that eventually will result in a widened 4-lane road, with traffic signals and commercial property beside the heavily wooded state Scenic Highway. Rivertown Proposals along a 4-mile part of S.R. 13, include: 5 traffic "Roundabouts", 19 road intersections from the development onto S.R. 13, schools within 100 yards of S.R. 13, and a 250-slip marina in the St. Johns River. All of these combined will bring unprecedented vehicle congestion to a Scenic Highway that already is overloaded, easily proven by driving the road any weekday morning or afternoon. Traffic flow from Rivertown should be minimal onto S.R. 13, instead moving vehicles east, south and northeast to larger 4-lane roads that feed larger roads and Interstate Highways. Increased traffic onto S.R. 13 from Rivetown development also will dangerously impact hurricane evacuation for current residents living along this Scenic Highway who have no other way to evacuate should a severe storm like Hurricane Matthew make a direct high hit on the area.
Petition to Florida State House, Florida State Senate, Arthenia Joyner, Janet Cruz, Kathy Castor, Bill Nelson, ABC, FOX News
JUSTICE FOR ANGELYS BRIELLE: Change FL law on Vehicular Homicide to equal running a redlight as reckless driving.
My name is Angelique Cruz, I am making this petition because I'm not sure what else to do but I just want my story to be known. May 19, 2015 changed my life forever, you see I was involved in a horrible car accident in Hillsborough county. My sister and I were doing last minute errands for my baby shower that was that Saturday. I was 34 weeks pregnant (the passenger) and my sister was 28 weeks pregnant (the driver). We were t-boned by a red light runner, a company landscaping dump truck (Cuban Tree Services Inc) which had 2 passengers in the truck and the driver. At impact my placenta detached, and I was stuck in the car for about 30 mins till firefighters cut the roof of the car. My sister made it out immediately and was rushed to the hospital. Once they finally got me out, I was rushed to the hospital. I endured multiple injuries and was unconscious for about 3 days. I had bleeding in my brain, broken pelvis, fractured pubis and sacrum (which are all still broken and fractured), collapsed lung with a chest tube, abdominal bleeding to a main artery (which I almost died from) with a vascular coil, and multiple blood transfusion. Both my sister I had emergency c-sections, I was cut vertically. My nephew, thank god, survived and my sister endured minor physical injuries. My daughter was not that fortunate, she lived for three hours, 4.9 lbs and 18 inches long, but then finally lost her fight and went with God. She passed because I was stuck in the car for so long and with my placenta detached, she fought to breathe. My daughter and my nephew now share the same birthday.I finally woke up 3 days later and the hospital let me see my daughter and hold her. I had to learn to walk again, and though my physically injury hurt me everyday what hurts more is not having my daughter.Her cause of death, stated on her death certificate, was the car accident. The man was charged with nothing more then failure to stop at steady red light and failure to secure load with cover/tarp (he drove a dump truck that was completely full) I called Hillsborough county sheriff department and spoke with Detective Mike Cherup and as he told me there is nothing that can be done and I can not press charges on the man because my daughter was technically not a passenger in the car and she technically was not alive. Although this was very hurtful to hear and he was very rude I did research and found the 2015 Florida Statute 782.071 Vehicular homicide-782.071 Vehicular homicide.—“Vehicular homicide” is the killing of a human being, or the killing of an unborn child by any injury to the mother, caused by the operation of a motor vehicle by another in a reckless manner likely to cause the death of, or great bodily harm to, another."I then stated this to Detective Mike Cherup and he told me there is still nothing that can be done because running a red light is not considered to be driving in a reckless manner to cause a death. I did not believe this was true, and basically even if I had died that day my family would not be able to press charges on this man. This man just had to pay for a red light ticket (which I later found out those charges were dropped because the officer did not appear in court) while I had to learn to walk again and have to live with out my daughter. I did not want to give up so I emailed Thomas Michaels-Division of Law Revision and Information, and told him my story. He kindly explained a similar situation that happened to him and told me unfortunately "Florida law doesn’t equate running a red light with reckless driving. It’s an issue our lawmakers probably need to address." The reason I am writing this petition is to make awareness to this situation, make a change to this law, and get justice for my daughter. I not only lost my daughter, I lost memories, and dreams I had for her and my future. Please help and share my story. #justiceforAngelysBrielle -A Grieving Mother (video documentary coming soon)
Petition to Rick Impallaria, Pat McDonough, Kathy Szeliga
Harewood Park - Implement Traffic Impedence on Harewood Road
On Thursday, November 16th, around 10am, our town (Harewood Park) and surrounding neighborhoods were left without power. Worse, yet, we could not leave or enter because of an issue we've been dealing with for years. Annually, without fail, someone crashes into the same telephone pole on Harewood Road, just before the curve that runs us parallel with the train tracks.Our representatives have done nothing but put up four reflective arrow signs leading up to the curve. This is not enough. People get stuck in their homes and, often times, have to park on Ebenezer Road to walk home because there's no entry via car. We need a form of impedence to slow down drivers prior to making the turn. A couple speed bumps or humps? A guard rail? These things seem like the cheapest solutions, and the least intrusive. We pay taxes. Why do our delegates ignore this problem?Please sign so we can possibly approach this on a calm and professional level. Let's put an end to the annual "Harewood Park Meetup at the Pole", as I call it. Thank you all.
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
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!!!
Petition to New Jersey Department of Transportation 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.