Following the high profile deaths of Kevin Black and Jose Hernando, we would hope the community would see this work as being in their interests.
Washington drivers kill and disable more than 400 pedestrians and bicyclists every year. In the vast majority of cases, these collisions were found to be the direct consequence of speeding, failing to yield the right of way, or the commission of some other moving violation on the part of the driver. The victims are overwhelmingly the young, the old, the poor and the disabled. As few of the incidents rise to the level where they warrant felony charges, a traffic ticket is the worst the driver can expect. If you think that there's something wrong with that picture, help us make history and make change by attending the State Traffic Justice Summit. On October 14, join Senate Judiciary Chair Adam Kline, Seattle
City Attorney Tom Carr, Council Public Safety Chair Tim Burgess along with researchers, experts and families and friends of victims to learn the facts and talk about what we can do as a community - and as a state to protect vulnerable roadway users.
Traffic Justice Summit October 14, 5:30-7:30 pm Bertha Knight Room Seattle City Hall