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Hit-And-Run Drivers Killing or Severely Injuring Pedestrians, Cyclists and Motorcyclists Must Be Held Accountable!
On August 21st, 2022, our family experienced the tragic loss of our beautiful daughter, sister, aunt, and friend Alexis "Starr" Hicks. Alexis passed away from her injuries sustained by a hit-and-run driver in Norfolk, Virginia, on the 800 block of W. Brambleton Ave, near EVMS and Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA.
The So What
Over the last several weeks, our family has learned that countless families across the United States of America are suffering due to the violent loss of our loved ones killed by hit-and-run drivers. So today, we ask you to please stand with us in solidarity and sign our petition to raise awareness about pedestrian safety and to pass a nationally recognized law called the Starr Alert.
The Starr Alert mandate would be like the Amber Alert for missing minors, Silver Alert for missing Seniors, and Ashanti Alert for persons missing between 18-64 years of age. Also, the Blue alert is activated when a law enforcement officer is missing or a suspect for a crime involving death or severe injury of a law enforcement officer has not been apprehended.
The Starr Alert would function like the current emergency systems that disseminate information about the Amber, Silver, Ashanti and Blue alerts, except this alert would send data to auto body repair shops and automobile shops that offer paint and collision repair services.
Currently, there is no such law on the books.
October is National Pedestrian Safety Month. This observance recognizes the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users. A national AAA study shows that 68% of people killed due to hit-and-runs were pedestrians and bicyclists. "We face a crisis on America's roadways that we must address together," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
"This crisis on our roads is urgent and preventable," said Dr. Steven Cliff, NHTSA's Deputy Administrator. "We will redouble our safety efforts, and we need everyone – state and local governments, safety advocates, automakers, and drivers – to join us. All of our lives depend on it."
We all can do our part in helping hold those accountable for the
death or injury of a pedestrian by hit-and-run drivers.
Show your support for the STARR Alert by adding your name to our growing list of supporters TODAY!
PLEASE support the pedestrian hit-and-run driver "STARR ALERT' by calling the following Honorable House Delegates and asking them to pass the STARR Alert Resolution HJ525 for study at:
Robert D. Orrock, Sr. District 54 at (804) 698-1054
Tony O. Wilt District 26 at (804) 698-1026
Kathy J. Byron District 22 at (804) 698-1022
Christopher T. Head District 17 at (804) 698-1017
Lamont Bagby District 74 at (804) 698-1074
Charniele L. Herring District at (804) 698-1046
Todd C. Gilbert District 15 at (804) 698-1015