There’s probably no traffic situation more dangerous to a motorcyclist than a collision with a left-hand turning car.
Nobody knows this better than Pamela Tomlinson of Kelowna, B.C.; her father was killed last year when a truck making an illegal left-hand turn struck him and his motorcycle last year. The truck’s driver didn’t even immediately realize he’d struck a vehicle. He received a $115 ticket for the incident, but no criminal record.
But Tomlinson is hoping to change the country’s laws and put an end to gross injustices like this. According to News1130.com, she’s putting together a petition asking lawmakers to prescribe jail sentences for drivers who make an illegal left-hand turn that caused injury or death.
You can view her online petition here; she’s hoping to collect 10,000 signatures, then present the petition to her MP.