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jumper prevention

a skyway jump survivor invention that could possibly end skyway jumpers.
call to action • updated: 12.05.16
   Hanns Jones jumped off the skyway on may 30th, 2001 and lived to tell about it. he is now driven to prevent further jumpers and has dedicated much time inventing a device that could possibly end future skyway jumping or at least, severely cut down on them. he has sent us pictures describing his invention. will government see the potential of this device or will it make too much sense to implement? you be the judge.

   the Electro Safety Rail©, otherwise known as the E.S.R. device, rests as a rail on top of the existing wall along the edge of the bridge. it's a hinged device that uses high voltage and near zero amperage to shock potential jumpers when downward pressure is applied, as a jumper pulls on the device to climb over it.

   some may think shocking someone like that may be cruel and unusual treatment. however, such treatment is already legally applied when a taser is used to prevent someone from hurting themselves or others. the use of this device has thus been established by law. besides, what's worse, a quick electrical shock preventing a jump or having another body floating in the channel? every day that this device is ignored by those that govern, is another day they really do not care about stopping jumpers. they spent $1 million on worthless cameras that have little power to stop jumpers and about that much on solar powered phones that may stop someone, if they actually use them. most do not. all jumpers would have to deal with the E.S.R..

   the E.S.R. also appears to be bridge friendly. it has a low profile, would not add excessive weight or wind resistance to the bridge structure, and still allows acceptable scenic value. the visual addition would no doubt help calm many bridge travelers that find the retaining wall too low and worrisome.

   we propose that a section of E.S.R. railing be installed on one side of the main span edge, known for most of the suicide jumpers. this is the area contained within the solar powered phones and just before and after them. at the end of one year, decide whether the side with the E.S.R. rail had more or less jumpers than the side without the device. 
   the skyway bridge could very well be the instrumental test bridge for this device, forever after acknowledged as the bridge that got jumper prevention started, without unsightly fences and ridiculous nets.
   the governmental entity that encourages this device, would thus be known as the one that finally stopped, or at least, severely limited further suicides off the skyway, as well as any other structure that implemented the device. there'd be accolades, pay-offs, and of course, money to skim from the project. government entities expect that sorta stuff.

   it is the sole opinion of skywaybridge.com, that this invention makes too much sense for anyone in government to comprehend. we wish mr. jones much luck and success in implementing his invention through a governmental bureaucracy that has little capability to function common sense and simply pretends to care about people leaping from their bridge. all opinions expressed are the sole opinions of skywaybridge.com and are not attributed to hanns jones.

01.09.10, tampabay.com, article about hanns jones and the ESR device. (on this site)
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2 drawings of the original E.S.R.© plan




 E.S.R. prototype
mr. jones and his E.S.R.© prototype.
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comments • add yours
03.28.16, Jackie E., facebook, Hanns Jones, good job. yes you have a second chance wondering why they have not implemented. I also thought the suicide problems were dealt with guess not.

03.27.16, Re W., facebook, I read so many articles about you and I surely thought your safety invention would be implemented. I don't know you personally but I'm happy you are still here on earth to help others understand what goes through someone's mind in their darkest moment and hopefully it helps others who feel hopeless and want to give up.

03.27.16, Hanns Jones, facebook, I've got a seamless design now for the ESR that doesn't have a break between sections, important because the way it is drawn now, someone could potentially get hurt between the independent sections. (although sustaining an injury may be just as effective in allowing the troopers extra response time.)
 

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