Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the U.S.–about 40,000 people die in crashes each year. The Department of Transportation makes highway safety rules based upon how much safety measures will cost. We are hoping to change that and move toward a Vision Zero safety strategy model with goals of Zero Deaths, Zero Serious Injuries, and Zero Fear of Traffic.
To bring about that change and reduce traffic deaths, we have just launched another petition. Last year, the AnnaLeah & Mary Stand Up For Truck Safety Petition brought us 11,000+ signatures which we took to DC on May 5, 2014. Help us get even more signatures this time! Together we can make a difference.
Sign & share our new petition to let the Office of Management & Budget and DOT Secretary Foxx know that we want them to:
1. Change rulemaking policy to move away from a cost/benefit model and adopt a more humanistic, rational Vision Zero safety strategy model which will impact all DOT safety regulations;
2. Apply Vision Zero principles initiating rulemaking to require forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking on all new large trucks; and
3. Apply Vision Zero principles by requiring crash test-based performance standards for truck side and rear underride guards.
Go here to sign the petition and then share the link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/417/742/234/save-lives-not-dollars-urge-dot-to-adopt-vision-zero-policy/
For more information: http://annaleahmary.com/tag/vision-zero/
Watch this powerful one-minute video from Australia: “Towards Zero – There’s no one someone won’t miss” https://youtu.be/bsyvrkEjoXI
On behalf of the Karth family,
Jerry and Marianne