Saturday, October 10, 2009

Traffic Justice Summit This Wednesday

This came across my way from Cascade:

Traffic Justice Summit
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 5:30 - 7:30
Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landis Room

Each year in Washington State, nearly 500 pedestrians and bicyclists are killed or critically injured by motor vehicles. Almost none of these drivers are ever held accountable.

In the vast majority of cases, these collisions were found to be the direct consequence of moving violations like speeding, driving while texting, talking on the phone, failing to yield the right of way or just not paying attention. A traffic ticket is the worst the driver can expect if they run you over.

Do you think something is wrong with this picture? We do.

It's time to change the law. Come find out how you can be part of the movement to pass Washington State's Vulnerable User law in January 2010. Hear from your elected officials, prosecuting attorneys, advocates and victims on how this law can help protect vulnerable roadway users.

Have you, as a cyclist or a pedestrian, had a collision with a car? Have you lost a loved one in such a tragic manner? If you'd like to get involved, your help is needed. Your firsthand stories can make all the difference to pass the Vulnerable User Bill. Please, contact us and get involved [more...]

Sponsoring organizations: Feet First, Bicycle Alliance of Washington, Seattle City Council Member Tim Burgess, Seattle City Attorney Tom Carr, Washington State Bicycle Association (WSBA), Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (WAPA), Washington Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS), Association of Washington Cities, The Washington Bus. Does your organization wish to support this movement? contact us to get involved


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