Keep Kids Alive Drive 25
March 13, 2011
I became involved with Tom Everson's group (KKAD 25) after my son's best friend, Kyle Foster, was hit and killed by a teenage driver in front of his house on Halloween, 2003. Tom met in person with a group of us who wanted to get our city to lower the speed limits on residential streets. He was instrumental in providing research data regarding speed limits. He spoke with us in front of our City Council and then travelled with us to speak before a Legislative Committee in Austin, Texas. Within a year's time, a Bill authored by our State Representative, Elvira Reyna, was signed and passed by our governor. The Bill allows cities to by-pass lengthy traffic studies in order to lower speed limits where they see fit. I'm confident that his support was instrumental in changing the residential speed limits here in Mesquite, Texas. I now donate monthly to KKAD25 and smile with a heavy heart every time I see the speed limit signs on our streets. Through Tom, Kyle Foster will never be forgotten. With much gratitude, Susan Lopez
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Our Governor signed and passed a Bill into Texas law allowing cities to by-pass lengthy, expensive traffic studies in order to change speed limits where they see fit.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I wouldn't change the organization. It has grown beyond my imagination, and I'll continue to be a supporter as long as it operates.
Donor & I spoke before our City Council as well as a State Legislative Committee to ask for change in our residential speed limits.