My interest in Pedestrian Crossings and Public Safety Education is a result of my involvement in a vehicle injury in early 2013. I was waiting on a crosswalk signal to turn white. As I started through the intersection a man in a red pickup truck rolled through a red light. Suddenly, he revs up his engine and slams into me. Then I’m jumping from underneath his bumper chasing him because he attempted to drive off.
After the accident… I received $1300.00 cash and $2700.00 in medical payouts. This amount is not enough to compensate me for missing work. This amount unfortunately does not cover all my medical bills. Nor does this amount cover the permanent reoccurring trauma and chronic back pain, I suffer and live with everyday.
Our One Vision 2020 is “To Develop Core Ideological Goals that ‘Impact Peoples’ Lives’ in an Objective Way leading to Firm Commitments; Employable Decisions, and Creative Solutions for Our World.”
HELP MAKE OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE! “THE PETITION IS TO PAINT THE YELLOW AND WHITE REFLECTIVE LINES WIDER, BOLDER AND MORE VISIBLE IN EVERY CROSSWALK INTERSECTION IN AMERICA.”
Our Campaign Goal of $10.000.00 by March 1, 2018 is attainable.
The $10K will be used to spearhead our Pedestrian Awareness Crosswalk Education safety campaign planner.
It is unfortunate that even has to suffer because of negligence and/ or a blatant disregard for Public Safety. If the driver of that Brand New Red Pickup Truck is aware and paying attention at every Pedestrian Crosswalk in Tulsa, Oklahoma, injuries like the one I am still living with today could not happen.
Currently, PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION is underfinanced. We are a FOR PROFIT organization. By March 1, 2018, PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION would like to have a substantial operating budget that is realistic.
I. HOST PUBLIC SAFETY CAMPAIGNS
· Children’s Safety Clubs
· Reduce and Enforce Speed Limits
· Elementary-Age Child Pedestrian Training
· Conspicuity Enhancement
· Child School Bus Training
· Targeted Enforcements
· Safe Routes to School
· Driver Safety Training
· Impaired Pedestrians Outreach
· Pedestrian Gap Acceptance Training
· “Sweeper” Patrols of Impaired Pedestrians
· 7 University Educational Campaign
In order to secure this vision for ALL OF US we have to actively campaign to organize to raise money for funding. The $10,000.00 would be spent to fully manage and create the elements of the Pedestrian Safety Campaign Planner.
Many Tulsa Community Organizations including: PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION, the State of Oklahoma, the Federal Highway Administration and The Tulsa County Public Safety Office are offering education seminars on Pedestrian Crosswalk Awareness.
II. FUND PEDESTRIAN AWARENESS PROJECTS
PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION, has established National Campaign Hooks to disseminate the knowledge we have gained from our listeners all across America. Now, we will put together interesting seminars and information presentations for everyone to enjoy and learn from.
· Everyone is a Pedestrian
· Make Sure Drivers Can See You
· Crosswalk Zone
· Stop and Think…Before You Cross
· Public Policy Bunker
· Listen Before You Cross
· Get On BOARD
· Practice Mind on Driving
The elements of the Pedestrian Safety Campaign Planner include:
Medium & Content
- (1) Pedestrian Safety Campaign Step-by Step Guide [this document]
Approximately 100 pages, including images of the print PSAs, posters and cinema slides
- (1) Beta video (broadcast quality – for TV stations)
(4) TV PSAs
- (1) Pocket folder
(1) sample press release
(1) set of guidelines
- (5) Posters
Based upon print PSAs
(2) 24″ x 36″
(3) 11″ x 17″
- (1) Audio CD
(6) 30-second radio PSAs
- (2) Data CDs
Electronic files including:
- Data CD1
- (15) print ads in a variety of sizes
- (5) posters
- (2) brochures
- (8) cinema slides
- Images/icons for promotional products/items
- FHWA logo (positive and reversed)
- Data CD2
- (4) TV PSAs as a QuickTime/RealPlayer file
- (6) Press releases
- (15) Newspaper articles with artwork
Office Space and Furniture
Office Supplies and Equipment
Parcel & Cargo Deliveries
Additional Staff :
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As outlined on our fundraiser websites:
- When there is an overwhelming desire within you to make a difference.
- When your life is so busy, that you barely have time on your calendar to accomplish all of the things scheduled for you in a work week.
- When all of your expenses are completely met and you have a penny or two extra… GIVE!
Learning as a part of “Our Self-Constitution” means practicing by giving; Reaching out as a giver and volunteering our time to giving activities is important and expected. Every single one of us at some point has to look outside of ourselves and embrace the idea “Giving is a moral imperative in attitude which extends outside of us and develops a genuine “Self-economy” that clearly makes since.
Something suddenly reminds you that you read about “A World Cause” that ever since you were a child you felt PUBLIC SAFETY and CROSSWALK EDUCATION were important.”
Being ‘Aware’ can often mean the difference between life and death. Especially, when travelling Pedestrian Crosswalks.
“YOU CAN’T DO EVERYTHING YOURSELF”
There are people, foundations and organizations that are designed to take care of those Educational Awareness Forums that we all take for granted. None of us understand everything that there is to know about all educational topics. Moreover, it is not expected or looked down upon. However, “Contributions” enable us to collectively learn and positively impact our world together.
(@paessTulsaAGS) is the author and founder of PACE TULSA AGS, a think-tank intersecting awareness of public transportation policy IN THE UNITED STATES.
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