FYI sent this today, called yesterday and spoke to an aide. Hope this helps. I also sent it to every one in the Senate & House and the Governor.
From: Diane Pearson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 8:46 AM
Subject: BILL 968
Dear Mr. Garcia,
I have written to you before about stiffer penalties for motorist who have killed a person while riding a motorcycle, and now I am begging you to not water down BILL 968.
My son Gene was killed while riding and the person who killed him never even got a ticket, it was ruled an accident because the motorist said, "I did not see him". I am getting sick and tired of hearing that "I did not see him", thus an accident and nothing done to the motorist. I know people do not go out an intentionally kill some one, but when they do, they need to be punished and we who are left behind need justice. So far in 3 1/2 years I have not seen justice served to anyone who has been killed while riding his motorcycle.
I am sure that if your son, or daughter was killed you would want justice, and that's all we are asking for. I don't think people who have the power to change laws have experienced the pain and suffering we have endured since our loved one died. You need to put mother's on the committee's where you can hear time and again that nothing was done to the motorist, a slap on the wrist, and sent on his way to live his life day in and day out, but we who are left behind get to visit the cemetery day in and day out for the rest of our lives. Yes it is too late for my son, but I have become a Mother on a Mission for all motorcycle riders, who still have a chance to have justice for their families. Kill a Biker and do some jail time, get points put on your license that can't be taken off as a reminder of what you have done or revoking your license for a time period set up by the courts. You have to be held accountable for your actions, does this sound cruel, not any worse than the nightmare we have to endure everyday. When the penalties get stiffer, people will take driving more serious, right now it's joke, so they drive as if motorcyclists don't exist on the roadways.
I would be more than willing to meet with you and talk to you about this matter and any other concerns about motorcycle safety, please do the right thing for us with BILL 968. Just think of all the moms who want justice for their children, and the pain we feel because nothing is being done, now something could be done and you can be that person to help us. You have the power to help us change this into something that will bring honor for those who have had no justice. Their lives were cut short because the were doing what they loved, riding their motorcycles and were killed by a careless driver, who said, I did not see him".
Thank you for your time,
Diane Pearson mother of the late Gene Adam Pearson
God Bless you Ms. Pierson, You are always in our prayersAdd to Technorati Favorites