Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief

Wikispeedia for Safe Smart Roads LLC

Quick Facts

memphis, TN

Mission

Wikispeedia created and maintains a public owned worldwide speed limit database. With this information, we offer effective systems to reduce road rage, and help teens and all drivers avoid accidental speeding tickets.

Ruling Year

2018

Principal Officer

JAMES PRUETT

Main Address

Bldg D 2nd Floor 3610 Hacks Cross Rd

memphis, TN 38125 USA

Keywords

road rage reduction

EIN

45-2055870

 Number

7284671257

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (M01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

There is no agency combating "Road Rage".

Our programs

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High School Service Hours

Where we workNew!

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

We want to reduce Road Rage by calming drivers. We want to eliminate accidental speeding tickets.

Our strategies are: 1) Allowing everyone to knowing the speed limit thru the "Wikispeedia Speed Limit Database". People can then build apps which beep when you speed, or smart cruise controls which slow in speed zones. 2) Allowing easy access to books on tape with our speederaser smart car mirror. No one want to fumble with more gadgets while they drive. The Speederaser is very safe to use. Listening to books on tape is very calming. 3) Offering Service-Hours to High Schoolers. This is a great way for kids to help kids not get accidental speeding tickets. We offer online service hours, no driving required. Everything is DIY, described on wikispeedia.org

Our group has been discussing safety strategies on wikispeedia@googlegroups.com for over 10 years. All ideas are discussed there. No one at Wikispeedia.org has ever received any salary or payment. We are unique in providing software, tools, service-hours, source-code, diy-kits, all free of charge since 2005. Most of our group are inventors or tecnologists, as far away as Venezuela.

This year, we are going to approach a judge in our city to give a speederaser to an at risk teenager. If the judge agrees, then we see that as a sign of progress, since no doubt this Judge will fully understand our mission and put his/her neck on the line to implement this program. We may call it, "Calming the commuter" or something like that.

Our 501c3 was revoked from June 2018 due to a government mistake. It took six months to reinstate that with about a dozen phone calls to the IRS. That took a ton of time and is finally behind us. We made no changes, it was solely the slowness of getting into Pub78 and then the MBR, then Guidestar ! Next, our single funding source backed out, but then changed their mind. This took 3 months to sort out. So perhaps we will survive another year. Keep in mind that there are no public speed limit databases. We are the first attempt. We specifically target "uses of speed limit information", which is unique and tricky, but never commercial. When we reach $200 we will approach a judge and hand out our first Speederaser to a lucky speeder ;-) Then we will see if they rip it our or have any good things to say about it calming their drive!

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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