Chris from Cascade Bicycle Club sent this over to me. They, as well as many other groups are working hard to put laws in effect that will protect the life and rights of pedestrians and cyclists alike. Show your support by attending meetings, get your voice heard, and dog-gone-it, get out and vote!
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. The Traffic Justice Summit welcomes Senate Judiciary Chair Adam Kline, Seattle city Attorney Tom Carr, Council Public Safety Chair Tim Burgess along with reserchers, experts, advocates, families, friends and victims to learn the facts and talk about what we can do as a community — and as a state — to protect pedestrians and cyclists.
Help get justice for: Kevin Black, Jill Spanjer, Susanne Scaringi, Tatsuo Nakata, Autumn Samsom, Paul Douglas Ratliff, Jose Hernando, Gordon Patterson, Ilsa Govan, Stuart Thayer, Paul Jaholkowsky, Veronica Gonzalez, Michael Ann Boucher, Bryce Lewis, Marvin Gene Miller, Michael McClurkan…
Come find out how you can be a part of this movement. Please help us pass Washington’s Vulnerable User Law in January 2010.
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, and publicola.
Does your organization wish to support this movement? Contact Cascade Bicycle Club to get involved.