Education and Future Outlook is a federal & state registered non-profit organization committed to educating the public about the dangers of drivers who repeatedly violate motor vehicle laws and the severe consequences of such behavior. We support innovation and implementation of proven traffic safety technology and we actively advocate for legislative change to enact tougher motor vehicle laws so that no other family need suffer the lifelong tragedy of losing a loved one on the roads of our state.

In 2010, ColinsLaw.Org sponsored a free seminar to inform and educate law makers and municipal executives about the life-saving benefit of “red-light camera technology”. Just two days short of the 2nd anniversary of Colin's death, The Charlestown Town Council voted to contract with a leading vendor for the installation of red light cameras at critical intersections. According to the Governors Highway Safety Assoc., as of March 2013, red light camera technology is now permitted by law state-wide in RI. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, “Red-light cameras are a proven, effective enforcement tool and they're making intersections safer”.

In spite of our accomplishments over the past 2 1/2 years, further work needs to be done. Repeat traffic offenders must be prevented from continuing to wreak havoc on the lives of our citizens. In our opinion, there is not a sufficient deterrent in place in the event a totally innocent person's life is taken as a result of a reckless or careless driver. This is why we are advocating for the following legislation:

·         Rep. Walsh Bill H 5379 – A bill increasing jail time from 10 to 20 years for driving to endanger - death resulting and for DUI death from 15 to 30 years and increasing the fine from $10,000 to $20,000.

·         A new bill that would require a minimum fine of $10,000 for driving to endanger - death resulting.

·         A new bill that, for a driving to endanger - death resulting conviction, would mandate a “no parole” option and no "good time off".

Dead is forever … why should anyone who kills an innocent person be incarcerated for less than 10 years or not be punished financially when the victim's family incurs costs of untold thousands of dollars as the result of the death of their loved one? Please support ColinsLaw.Org and help make our roads safer.

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