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Highway Transportation Education Association

Hello fellow Traffic Safety Advocates! Inerested in a campaign to create a Driving Education program? The Traffic Safety advocasy formerely known as " MY HIGHWAY" is about to launch a podcast that broadcast Driver Education. Interested parties can contact this new Traffic Safety Alliance at; myhighwayman@gmail.com

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I voted for " Change"

I suggest you...The change the people were looking for at election time was, the way government works. We the people don;t want to see Studies about studies or conferences on exotic islands.We want roll up your sleves, get out there and get dirty rather than A different suit everyday so you can go discuss, lobby, rediscuss and lobbby somemore. Heck when 911 happened,I saw my congress sing " GOD BLESS AMERICA" rather than ...more »

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I suggest you...Utilze weigh Stations to extend your Traffic Safety intentions. Weigh Stations should be in the interest of Promoting Public Safety and Good Driving Habits. Private Safety Organizations march right to the government to demand something be done because their loved one was involved in a traffic dilemna. All the dialogue,conferences and studies,etc., could have funded a campaign to hand out literature at ...more »

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Professional credibility

I suggest you...Allow Veteran Commercial Drivers w/excellent safety records be allowed to report bad driving behaviors of other trucks. Giving these drivers this accredidation bolsters the professional driver image and quite frankly gives DOT an avenue to seek out Dangerous Driving Behaviors,THAT CAN BE REMEDIED!

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Adopt a bridge campaign

I suggest you...Look into utize corporate sponsorship to provide regular maintenance on bridges or pre-existing structures where a traffic safety message could be placed. Keeping motorist focused on good driving behavior is the guidance that every highway user needs.

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Farm Trucks

As we harvest wheat this year in our great state of Kansas and haul our grain to town we see people texting, putting on makeup, talking on phones, looking at papers or maps, we see everything sitting up high in our trucks. I would have had several mishaps this year alone if I had not been on my toes, as farmers all we are trying to do is earn a living and take our crops to town. We are already regulated to death, spraying ...more »

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The real motivation for raising the weight limit

Through all the so-called benefits, I would like to know if any of you has driven the Pennsylvania Turnpike-the weights for safety are at a max. Blowing smoke at us of one 'study' of the UK, that is not comparable to our interstate system does not fly. The motive is clear, the same trend we see across the country with our politicians/government owned by corporate America-to eliminate jobs or shrink the pay of middle class ...more »

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Train noise pollution in the US

Trains are creating a lot of noise pollution in the US. I would like to inform you about what happens in Europe where population and train traffic is a lot denser than here in the US: Trains in Europe don't honk. Period. Drivers are assumed to respect the red lights, barriers and bell signals at the railroad crossings. Offenders are caught by cameras just as they are caught while not-respecting a red light at other traffic ...more »

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changing the green light

I suggest you.add a flashing light inside with the green light that will flash two seconds before the green light changes to yellow. This will help especially truck drivers by telling them that the light is about to change to yellow. I drive a truck and when loaded I have a hard time trying to stop on the time allowed on the yellow light.The two extra seconds could be the difference in me running a red light.

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Making Traffic Lights More Efficient

II would like you to consider upgrades in traffic control. To keep this short I would like to do some quick math. I car uses approximately 1 ounce of gasoline idling for one minute. Traffic lights typically cycle in 30 second to 1 minute cycles. If we saved just 1 ounce of gasoline at only 1000 traffic lights per hour per state (51 counting DC) the math goes like this: (1ounce)X(1000lights)X(24hours)X(365days)X(51states)divided ...more »

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Commercial and Commuter Rail Safety

Provide forms in which riders can issue safety complaints. After yet another terrible morning commute on MARC, I took a stab in the dark and contacted the FTA - I actually recieved a response from them referring me to the Federal Railroad Administration. I have looked at their site and there is no place to register a safety complaint - on a Title VI complaint. Personally, I consider my right to continuing living as ...more »

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Competition to Improve Construction

In the past, the federal government has had industrial competitions to improve energy efficiency (refrigerators, for example). How about similar competitions to improve our infrastructure technology. For example, we still repave roads with asphalt, which deteriorates pretty rapidly, especially when subjected to freeze/thaw cycles in the Northeast. This technology has not changed in generations! Can't we improve the ...more »

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