Iowa Motor Vehicle Ban
In response to the Iowa Bike Ban petition that is circulating attempting to place a ballot initiative on the November 2010 election to prohibit bicycles from farm to market roadways, there is a petition to extend the ban to all motor vehicles. Clearly a tongue-in-cheek response to the bicycle ban, the complete motor vehicle ban petition has already attracted a few hundred signatures.
Over the past ten years the number of motorists using these farm-to-market roads has increased dramatically, as have the number of preventable accidents and fatalities.
Traditional rural methods of commerce are significantly impacted when forced to share the farm-to-market roadways with motorists. Because of the growth of today’s commerce and agricultural business, shared roadways are no longer safe or practical in today’s society.
Operators of automobiles routinely disobey speed limits, spook horses and raise clouds of dust. They zip about, and act as though they own the public road itself!
So please if you are a resident of the world join us and help make our roadways safe for both people and livestock. Thanks for your time and your support.