October 14th, 2009
|xaotica||12:37 am - traffic justice summit tonight (wednesday) from 5:30-7:30|
"Traffic Justice Summit
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 5:30 - 7:30
Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
Help protect bicyclists and pedestrians! Each year in Washington state, nearly 500 pedestrians and bicyclists are killed or critically injured by motor vehicles. Shockingly, almost none of these drivers is 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 there’s something wrong with this picture? We do.
If you agree, help us make history by changing the law."
|Date:||November 2nd, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)|| |
If at fault, drivers can also be charged with vehicular manslaughter. That one is a bit more cumbersome than a traffic ticket. There are idiots on bikes, in cars, on foot, damn near everywhere. Lets all try and pay a little more attention.