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Senate: We need a state law that will require (at least LARGE retail chain store) businesses to PROTECT their employees and customers from danger of losing life and limb due to LACK of proper design and/or protection concerning BOLLARD POSTS, motor vehicles, and parking. This may seem an unusual request, I know, but the way I see this issue is: an ACCIDENT is just waiting to happen. An example of this is $tarbucks in Chambersburg. As I understand it, from my communications with $tarbucks corporate ofﬁce, $tarbucks WILL NOT install bollard posts at their Chambersburg store UNLESS THEY ARE FORCED TO DO SO by STATE law, which is where you come in. The ﬁrst task of government, as you know, is: to protect its citizens. As of now, every employee and every customer EACH AND EVERY DAY are in jeopardy of loosing life or limb due to the LACK of proper protection on their property, which, to me, is negligence: maintaining a HAZARDOUS business premises. Right this very moment, in your district, our state government is communication this message to me and to all the citizens of your district: "Hey, who cares? Just be careful when you're parking, okay? Because if $tarbucks doesn't care to protect you, that's up to them. Sure, they can afford to do so ($tarbucks IS a $20 billion per a year business) but WE DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SAFETY and WE WILL NOT FORCE THEM to protect you. YOU are ON YOUR OWN. Good luck with that! - Mrs 80 year-old driver and Mr BIG dually truck driver." I have written two article regarding this, which you will ﬁnd helpful regarding this issue, and I HAVE taken it up - on (paper) record - up with the Borough - they DO NOT CARE. The ﬁrst article is online here: http://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/1018/ And the second article is online here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/59665109/ Chambersburg-PA-Starbucks-on-US-30-is-UNSAFE-and-DANGEROUS-forEMPLOYEES-and-CUSTOMERS This IMPORTANCE of this PUBLIC SAFETY issue is really just now coming to light in many states, as people are beginning to realize DRIVERS ACCIDENTALLY CRASH THROUGH STORES EVERY DAY IN AMERICA. Thanks in advance for considering this issue, as I hope you will. I will be more than happy to assist you in any way possible in order to get this done.
(You will ﬁnd this NYC document concerning this helpful as well: http://www.transalt.org/ ﬁles/newsroom/reports/rethinking_bollards.pdf) This is an issue I think you can (and should) get passed, which could save someone's (like an innocent child's) life, even if not in our lifetimes. I would love nothing more than for us to be with Christ after we have passed and have an angel say: "Hey Rich! Hey AJ! You guys just saved a kid's life because a little old lady hit the gas instead of the brake at Starbucks in Chambersburg! If not for those bollard posts, she would have been seriously injured or killed!" LOL I can imagine the parents of such a hypothetical child would appreciate very much their state senator having been responsible for their NOT having to bury their child, as would I. Something very similar actually occurred just last year when the tsunami hit Japan. The mayor of a town had the foresight to build the wall that protected his town higher than ANYONE in his town thought was sensible. The people laughed at him and thought him a fool - as people have me, concerning these bollard posts - but he demanded the wall be built higher. When the tsunami hit, the mayor had been dead for many years. The wall he had build was just high enough to save their town, including, especially, an elementary school built right behind the wall. The entire town, after the Tsunami, honored him, his grave, and his memory, being thankful that HE ALONE had been so insistent the wall be built higher. See: "Dead Japanese Mayor saves Citizens from Tsunami": http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ news/article-1386978/The-Japanese-mayor-laughed-building-huge-sea-wall--villageleft-untouched-tsunami.html Thanks for your time, and God bless! A. J. MacDonald, Jr. Fayetteville, PA email@example.com