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Betty Brady
Betty Brady

While I realize that safety is a concern; this action does not just end with the driver. More times than I count, I have had kids run out in front of me without bothering to look. Thank God I am an aware driver! Before I pledge to drive even more carefully than I already do, I would like parents to take a pledge to teach their children that just because they are a kid/pedestrian, does not mean they have no responsibility for their own safety. Look before you cross. Look before you jump...

While I realize that safety is a concern; this action does not just end with the driver. More times than I count, I have had kids run out in front of me without bothering to look. Thank God I am an aware driver! Before I pledge to drive even more carefully than I already do, I would like parents to take a pledge to teach their children that just because they are a kid/pedestrian, does not mean they have no responsibility for their own safety. Look before you cross. Look before you jump off the sidewalk. Look before you ride into the street; and take the ear buds out of your ears so you can hear what is going on around you.

Carol Young
Carol Young

Keep kids alive

Osama Moawad
Osama Moawad

We must take care when drives.

Cathie Crooks
Cathie Crooks

I like the signs people have started to put on their lawns: "Drive as though your kids live here." That hits home (sorry; pun intended).

Caryn Nelson Adams
Caryn Nelson Adams

I drive carefully (and at 25 mph in residential neighborhoods). I would like to see a companion pledge for parents and neighborhoods to properly educate their children that the road is first a road, and not primarily a playground. A child in our neighborhood was almost killed because there was such a culture of "road=playground" that the kids had become very complacent about road safety. The children all saw their friend fly through the air and suffer a massive head injury, panicked and...

I drive carefully (and at 25 mph in residential neighborhoods). I would like to see a companion pledge for parents and neighborhoods to properly educate their children that the road is first a road, and not primarily a playground. A child in our neighborhood was almost killed because there was such a culture of "road=playground" that the kids had become very complacent about road safety. The children all saw their friend fly through the air and suffer a massive head injury, panicked and screaming adults, the trauma of the driver (also a neighbor), EMTs working on their friend, and an eventual helicopter medical evacuation in an effort to save her life. Their behavior changed. It is *so* unfortunate that they had to learn such a hard lesson. The driver was cleared of any blame, but will forever be dealing with memories of this horrific incident. We had stopped driving on this street primarily to avoid being put in the position of the driver, who unfortunatey did not have the same choice since she lived there.

Pathinettam Kandam Dinesh India

Sure..... I am care full where ever I am driving in a car or motorbike.... because human beings are much dearer than gold to me....I respect the divinity within them...

Elena Elizabeth
Elena Elizabeth

Taking care our future generation.

Stephanie Conyers RN
Stephanie Conyers RN

In honor of my sweet little patient, Maddison.

Ruth Griffith
Ruth Griffith

please sign this.

Jay Hubbard
Jay Hubbard

I agree that 'promising the speed-limit' is a good thing, but... No, the posted speed limit is a 'strong suggestion.' The pledge that people SHOULD be making is 'to observe all the traffic (including--and probably ALWAYS CHECKING FOR FIRST--foot-traffic) and adjust speed-&-direction accordingly.

I say this because the man who briefly killed me on October 30, 1995, was 'doin` the speed-limit.' He had obviously also been fed the 'if you're doin` the speed-limit, you don't have to pay...

I agree that 'promising the speed-limit' is a good thing, but... No, the posted speed limit is a 'strong suggestion.' The pledge that people SHOULD be making is 'to observe all the traffic (including--and probably ALWAYS CHECKING FOR FIRST--foot-traffic) and adjust speed-&-direction accordingly.

I say this because the man who briefly killed me on October 30, 1995, was 'doin` the speed-limit.' He had obviously also been fed the 'if you're doin` the speed-limit, you don't have to pay attention'-LIE, making me LUCKY to be as pathetic as I am now!

(If you want to take the pledge here, go ahead; but know that your just as dangerous on the road (if not more-so)!

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