Mobilize March -- Travel Blog

A Plea for Sanity

Over the last drive we have seen a distressing new trend on the road–people blindly passing us on hills and nearly getting into head-on-head collisions.

I am putting out a plea right now to EVERYONE who reads this blog to please, please, please spread the word to everyone they know that we are on the road for the next month and if they see us to please be patient and not pass us on hills. Today we nearly witnessed five separate head-on-head collisions, all caused by people being impatient and attempting high-speed passes on hills–something, I might add, that is illegal. Please email, phone, and write anyone and everyone you know who may be on the roads we will be traveling on and encourage them to drive safe and smart. Not only are they endangering themselves and the other drivers, but they are also putting my life in grave danger. I know my wheelchair is pretty heavy (about 350lbs) but it will do very little to protect me if I get clipped (or hit) by a car. Please let everyone know and encourage them to spread the message to their friends and family.
Anyone who can help keep us safe, I would greatly appreciate your help.


– Jeff

By Jeffrey Preston

Born with a rare neuromuscular myopathy, Jeff has spent his life dedicated to advocating for himself and others with disabilities. With a PhD in Media Studies from Western University, Jeff's research focuses on the representation of disability in popular and digital culture. Jeff is currently an Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at King's University College @ Western University in London, ON.

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