Vulnerable User Bill on Gov. Gregoire’s Desk « Cascade Bicycle Club Blog

Gregoirie did sign the vulnerable user bill on May 16th. Cascade is crowing about. It provides stricter penalties for drivers who injure cyclists or pedestrians and this version omits the mandatory bike path rules last year’s had.–Corrie

In the end, this bill is about outcomes. Outcomes matter in Washington state in so many other instances. For instance, killing someone while driving drunk isn’t merely a DUI with a “tragic accident”, it’s vehicular manslaughter. Our laws distinguish between people’s intent, and the actual consequences that result from their actions. But because driving is such a routine activity, however dangerous, our laws were mostly scrubbed of serious penalties for causing injury or death.

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