The safety of the elderly and the disabled is a concern I hold dear as a result of concerns that have been expressed to me personally on several occasions by this segment of the population. Crosswalks should be made more safe and secure across 4 lanes of traffic and at busy intersections by:
- Making crosswalk markings wider so that cars are directed to stop farther away from the light.
- The time for pedestrians to cross the street should be increased from 30 to 45 seconds.
- Penalties for hitting pedestrians should be posted on the traffic light to ensure that drivers are aware of the consequence for not sharing the roadway.
Support all causes that aim to putting an end to the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable individuals age 60 and older as well as people with disabilities between 18 and older.
My campaign stands up against the financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled. This is a moral, ethical and legal is a crime. According to the the Missouri Health Department, this illegal exploitation not only costs millions of dollars nationwide, it also destroys thousands of Missouri lives.