Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hold Drivers Responsible

The Cascade Bicycle Club has a strong advocacy program but they can't do it alone. They need your help in passing the Vulnerable User Bill, Senate Bill 5838 (PDF).

What will this law do? According to the bill report (PDF)

A person may also be found guilty of negligent driving in the first degree if the person (1) operates a motor vehicle in a manner that is both negligent and endangers or is likely to endanger any person or property; and (2) the person's actions are the proximate cause of great bodily harm or death of a bicyclist or pedestrian.

Go to this page, enter your zip code and they'll provide a pre-filled letter for you to send to your state senator. Personalize the letter a bit and show your support.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Too bad for me it's only in Washington. The cause of death I've noticed far and away most frequently since moving to the High Desert (BFE, if you're not familiar with it) is auto vs. pedestrian/cyclist collisions.

Good luck!