HJ756: Commending Tammy Williams Guido.


Offered February 2, 2021
Commending Tammy Williams Guido.
Patron-- Mullin

WHEREAS, Tammy Williams Guido has turned a recent tragedy into motivation to make the Commonwealth’s roadways safer for all; and

WHEREAS, Tammy Guido was thrust into her role as an advocate for safe driving following the death of her son, Connor, in an automobile accident near Tabb High School in Yorktown in October 2019; and

WHEREAS, to honor her son, Tammy Guido has raised money for a memorial scholarship; organized a commemorative indoor soccer tournament; and consulted with legislators, school officials, and law-enforcement agencies to develop policies that will reduce the number of car accidents involving teenagers; and

WHEREAS, as a result of Tammy Guido’s advocacy, legislation was introduced to mandate that the Virginia Department of Education develop health education curriculum for 10th graders that covers the dangers of distracted driving and speeding and that schools require students to present proof of a valid driver’s license before obtaining a school parking pass; and

WHEREAS, Tammy Guido’s efforts have also led to the development of a website, ifyouseesomethingsaysomething.org, that will allow teenagers to anonymously report incidences of reckless behavior to authorities; and

WHEREAS, Tammy Guido was instrumental to the installation of lights by York County and signage by the Virginia Department of Transportation along the stretch of Yorktown Road where her son’s crash occurred; and

WHEREAS, through the various initiatives she has spearheaded over the past year, Tammy Guido has helped make the Commonwealth safer for all of its citizens; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Tammy Williams Guido for her extraordinary efforts to improve highway and road safety in the Commonwealth; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Tammy Williams Guido as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for her contributions to the Commonwealth.