We are asking for 100,000 Americans to sign our new Traffic Safety Ombudsman petition on WhiteHouse petition site. Once we get 150 signatures, it will become searchable on their website.
If we are able to get 100,000 signatures in 30 days — by July 31, then the White House has promised that they will respond to our new petition, which calls on President Obama to appoint a National Traffic Safety Ombudsman, who will be an Advocate for Safer Roads.
Why on earth am I asking for another government-funded worker — a National Traffic Safety Ombudsman? And whatever would that person do anyway? Read more here:
PLEASE NOTE: If you sign the petition, be sure to go to your email. We the People will send you an email which will say this in the subject line: “Almost done! Verify your Petitions.WhiteHouse.gov account.” Follow the instructions to verify your signature.
The recent widespread discussion in social media about the actions of a young man after partying has triggered my distress at the thought of the regrettable actions by drunk, drugged, distracted, and drowsy drivers every day.
Do we really grasp the way that these things impair us and change our ability to act sensibly, responsibly–the way we might if we were “in our right mind”?
What does it lead to (whether intended or not)? Out-of-control. Regrettable actions. Broken lives. Irreversible tragedies.
Surely there are better ways for us to deal with the stress, pain, fear, frustration, and boredom in our lives. I mean, what are we doing to ourselves? Has it become socially acceptable to mess up our own lives as well as those around us?
What can I do about it? What can you do about it? Surely we can work together to find ways to end these senseless, preventable tragedies–on and off the road.
Let’s make sure that we are not always pointing our finger at someone else to take the blame for highway safety. Make sure that you are not driving impaired in any way, shape, or form: DISTRACTED, DRUNK, DRUGGED, or DROWSY (DWF)!
And, if you can do something to make trucks safer–whether you are a legislator, a government regulator, a truck driver, a trucking industry executive, or a voting/driving member of this country–do it!
Give the gift of LIFE–help prevent a crash fatality!
Mary loved to give a gift–whether it was her infectious smile, a bouquet of flowers, or an invitation to have some fun!
Remember AnnaLeah and Mary–and all those countless others who have lost their lives on the roads–and give the gift of life.