Petition to Bangalore Development Authority
Get a decent road in the neighborhood.
My neighborhood has two big IT-Tech parks and one of them is even a SEZ unit. The back gate of these tech parks opens to Doddakanelli-Kadubeesanhalli road (also known as Gear school road) and forms a major route for people working in these tech parks and the four schools for children. Some months ago, the authorities had dug up this road to lay Kaveri water pipeline. Good for us! But they never reconstructed this road, just filled it with mud and left it. On a non-rainy day, you just can't breathe in this air full of dust particles. On a rainy day, the full road becomes muddy and you can't walk! The two wheeler vehicles are on high risk of slipping on such a muddy road and might fall into a pothole full of water. Bangalore was in limelight last year after the rains when several people died due to these potholes. Will the authorities come to senses only when someone falls into potholes and die? My sincere request is to get this road constructed as soon as possible before the rainy season and so that no one loses their life due to such negligence.
Petition to Bridgend County Borough Council
Re-instate school crossing patrol at Nottage Primary School, Porthcawl
Background There has been a school crossing patrol, or 'lollipop lady', on the busy road outside Nottage Primary School, Porthcawl, Bridgend, for many years. There is no pedestrian or pelican crossing anywhere along this road, so the lollipop lady has been the sole method of ensuring safe passage across the road for hundreds of children every day, from ages as young as three attending the nursery year, not to mention their younger siblings. This 30mph road is extremely busy, especially at times of morning and evening school runs, and visibility is poor due to many cars parked along the road. In addition, coaches booked for school trips are often parked on the yellow zigzags by the school gates, further impairing visibility. There has been a communication to parents today (12 July 2017) from the Bridgend County Borough Council Road Safety team that "there will be no school crossing patrol for the foreseeable future." Requested action We, the undersigned, do hereby request that a school crossing patrol is re-instated as soon as possible outside Nottage Primary School. The Council understandably has to make cut-backs, but we urge that these are not carried out to the exclusion of our children's safety. We are concerned that it will take the injury, or even death, of a child, before our concerns are heeded. Several months ago on this road during the school run, a speeding driver not paying attention sadly took the life of the school cat. Let's act now to ensure next time this is not a school child.
Petition to UK Parliament
Make it law that a helmet must be worn when cycling
I have seen so many cyclists on the road today not wearing a helmet and I fear for their safety. My children tell me they get teased at school for wearing one. The culture is all wrong! Helmets are not a fashion accessory, they are a safety device. They can make the difference between life or death, or from a mild concussion to major traumatic brain injury. A family friend was cycling without a helmet when he fell off his bike and hit his head on the curb. He had been travelling slowly at the time and didn't think he had hit his head that hard, but as his mother was a radiographer at the local hospital, he decided to go and get it checked out. Whilst waiting for an x-ray (as a non-emergency case since he had walked in to A&E), he haemorrhaged which caused severe brain damage. He can now do nothing for himself but breathe. Had he been wearing a helmet, it would have been a completely different story. It should be made compulsory for helmets to be worn, with police given power to give on the spot fines, or for bikes to be seized if the cyclist is unable to pay.
Petition to Hon. Phil Twyford MP, Hon. Julie Anne Genter MP
NZ Road Safety must include Horse Riders.
Horse riders are legal road users, but are not currently included in the national master plan for road safety "Safer Journeys". Our legislation is well behind other nations in recognizing the importance of sharing the roads . Our roads must be safe for all. Change current Road Legislation for horse riders, to at least match current Australian legislation, by: allow horses on shared paths. allow local authorities to create bridleways (walk-cycle-horse) on roads (they cannot under current law) Specifically allow horse riders on verges (current legislation is unclear), and if necessary for safety, on paths (as per current Australian legislation). Ensure that Councils and Road Authorities recognise the role that verges (unformed road surfaces) play in the safety of pedestrians and horse riders in rural areas. Set specific road speed 20kph (same as passing school buses) in road rules for passing horses (not a vague 'slow down'), or at least require drivers to follow hand-signals from riders. Injuring, or killing a ridden (or driven) horse must be an offence. Hitting a horse implies that the driver would have hit the person! It is not currently an offence to kill a ridden (or driven) horse. Road design, and road works (implementation) MUST make rural roads safe for walkers, cyclists AND HORSE RIDERS. This means: ensuring verges are safe for walkers, or horse riders. Verges are frequently destroyed by current road design standards/building; creating drains, culverts or putting obstacles on the verge such as barriers or signs (for vehicles) that endanger those who need to use the verges for their safety. speed limits that allow pedestrians, horses, and cycles in rural communities with no paths, and no road margin, to use the road safely. All road safety plans must recognise all road users on an even footing. Recognising that walkers, cyclists, AND HORSE RIDERS must have safe passage on our roads. Our rural roads must be safe for ALL to use. Please don't wait for the next horse to be killed, or rider injured. Sign Now
Petition to UK Parliament, Highways England, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, West Yorkshire Police, WMDC Transportation and Highways, Highways Wakefield
URGENT REVIEW of Dangerous Road - Blacker Lane, Wakefield - 24 accidents in 12 months!
Blacker Lane, Netherton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire has always been a road that could be considered dangerous. The road offers a bypass between Calder Grove and Netherton and consists of a narrow country lane with tight corners, a chicane and corners both on the brow of a hill and at the bottom of a hill. Currently the road is a National Speed limit which is far too fast given the size of the road and the very limited visibility and needs urgent review. The chicane is also very tight and only really allows for two average sized cars to pass in opposite directions and even then near misses are a frequent event, with 24 accidents being recorded in the last 12 months. After reading the article (below) I am calling for an urgent review of the safety of this road to address the issues of safety and look at what option may be available to introduce speed restrictions, speed humps, speed cameras, better visibility, re-route the chicane into a straight section of road and it is my belief that this needs to implemented as a matter of priority due to the risk it presents to motorists and their passengers. Please take a moment to SIGN and SHARE this petition and let Highways England know that one accident every two weeks is too many and the safety of the road needs urgent review. This is the article I read in the Wakefield Express earlier today: "Safety calls for notorious road" - Read more at: https://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/safety-calls-for-notorious-road-1-9044327 Thank you very much for your support, David. UPDATE: It has been requested that consideration is made to:- Ban lorries from using the road: "Put a 3.5T weight limit on the road and bolt a lowering stantion under the railway bridge to prevent HGV from passing under it." - Downgrade from National Speed Limit: "I live on there and feel that it would be much safer if the speed limit was reduced drastically". - Any plans to re-route the road are sensitive to the established hedgerows: "It is valuable hedgerow with wild life, flora & fauna that would never regenerate. 30 mph speed limit yes (there will still be idiots who speed of course) and ban the lorries".Thanks for your support and please take a moment to SIGN & Share ;) UPDATE: 4th March 2018 We have received over 1500 signatures in less than 48 hours, Thank You for all your support and please keep SHARING the petition so that we can increase awareness of the danger this road causes to motorists and local residents.Also Thank you to Claire Aydogan for all her support, the Notes from the meeting held on the 26th February 2018 and other documents are now available to view on the Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlackerLaneRoadSafetyCampaign/Please keep SHARING the petition by Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, Email, however you can and let's hope that those in a position to make a change can do so, Thank you, David Flint
Petition to Hynburn Borough Council
Stop joyriders speeding past our homes!
Some parts of Lancashire have among the worst accident records in the country for children being injured in residential areas which involve pedestrians and cyclists. On Harvey Street in particular, despite speed limits being put into place, these are not being adhered to. It has become more apparent to me throughout the summer months that the number of vehicles speeding along this road has become a major issue for neighboring residents. Joyriding is the catalyst for most of these risk taking behaviors. This used to occur during the night but there has recently been an increase in the number of motorcyclists and young motorists speeding repeatedly up and down the street throughout the day, racing one another without any due cause for the safety of others. In some instances the motorcyclists have been performing 'stunts' and encouraging the police to speed after them in order to get a 'chase'. This busy road is used daily by many motorists to commute to work, drop off at local schools/ child care providers, to travel to local playgroups, playgrounds and play centres. "Almost 7 out of 10 of all accidents in Lancashire where people are killed or seriously injured happen in 30 mph areas and not in faster roads" (Lancashire County Council). This is incredibly concerning to me as a parent as this is a main route for many pedestrians with children under 10 years of age who attend one of the three primary schools at the bottom of the street, adjacent from my own home. It is also an accessible route for SEN students from White Ash school to attend trips and has an incredibly busy and over subscribed day nursery at the top, where my daughter attends. Many of my neighbors also have pets that are at risk when reckless driving occurs, not only due to the noise, but the unpredictability of the drivers has killed some of my neighbors cats in previous years and my own pet puppy. I would like to propose to the council, with the support of the community, to have speed bumps at the start of the residential areas on Harvey Street . This would include the bottom of Harvey street and at the top, as you proceed to Tennyson Avenue. Speed limits may be intended to act as a deterrent but unfortunately it would seem this is not deterrent enough. In 2001 the council spent 100,000 pounds on improving road safety in our community which seems counterproductive if those who this scheme was supposed to benefit, now feel more endangered than ever. Something needs to happen. "Change starts with you, but it doesn't change until you do" (Tom Ziglar). Please join me as a family centered, supportive community to sign this petition and make a difference to our roads and keep the streets safe for our children. .
Petition to George Hinton, Chris Grayling, Ken Gulati, Mike Dawson,, Nick Harrison
A Safe Crossing on the A217 near the top of Burgh Wood!
The A217 near the top of Burgh Wood in Banstead needs a crossing. Hundreds of people cross dangerously every day at this point, many of which are children from the local schools because it is too far to walk, to the nearest crossing for little legs or for the elderly. There is no other way to enter Banstead town centre for us to take our children to school safely. Driving is not an option as there is not enough parking. In fact many parents from Banstead Infants and Juniors drive to the Nork roads to park up and then cross here. The Horseshoe in Banstead near the schools have sensibly had the pavements widened for safety but now there is even less parking. We are constantly being encouraged to walk to school but this is not a safe option, yet I have crossed here each school day for the last 7 years and will continue to do so for the next 7 years until my youngest finishes at our most local Junior school. Seven years ago I wrote to the local residents association to ask if anything could be done. I was told there needed to be more fatalities before the criteria would be ticked to push for a crossing so they could not pursue my request for help. I wonder which of my 4 children the council would like to see dead before they feel a crossing is needed. I have stood in the middle of the A217 after crossing half way and heard a crash behind us to turn and see a coach having crashed into a car just where we had been standing...Isn't that close enough. This is just one of many close misses I know people have experienced here. I would like the council to please take this serious at last. There is space for a bridge or traffic lights...either of these would be amazing. Please sign this petition add your comments too.
Petition to Daniel Humphreys, Bryan Turner, Sir Peter Bottomley, Bob Smytherman
West Sussex County Council - Make Becket / Pavilion Road Safer for All!
Becket Road (leading into Pavilion Road) in West Worthing is unsafe for all residents in West Worthing (particularly the elderly or disabled, children and pets). Currently, this road is frequented as a cut through as it runs parallel to the train lines and drivers fly down at speeds well above the already high limit of 30mph to avoid the level crossings. In addition to this, due to the lack of off-street parking on this Victorian road, between 6pm and 8:30am both sides of the street are completely lined with parked cars, greatly reducing driver visibility of any small children or animals who might be trying to cross the road. Given that this is a family street, with many children and house pets in the vicinity, this should be taken all the more seriously. I personally have witnessed a school child's near miss with a taxi as she passed between parked cars to cross the road and the driver skidded to a halt within inches of her life. Even more personally, we lost our dearly beloved family cat just this weekend due to fatal injuries sustained in a hit and run collision in front of our home on this very road. A postmortem exam at the vets confirmed that the velocity at which our Henry was hit would have had to been substantial, to cause the injuries which ended his life so violently. As both a mother of a young child and an animal lover, I find it shocking that the council has seemingly not taken any measures to make this road more safe for all who live in the area. With this in mind, I formally request, and hope other residents of Worthing will support this as well, that some immediate measures are taken to reduce the speeds at which people drive down Becket Road; either in the form of speed bumps, speed cameras or speed signs - the kind that tell people how fast they're going. These measures should be implemented with immediate effect to help prevent further tragedy. Next time it could be one of our children.