Great news! The Vulnerable User Bill just passed the state senate on a bipartisan vote, 43-5. Senator Adam Kline of southeast Seattle sponsored the bill and explained why it is important to hold negligent drivers accountable when they injure or kill vulnerable users of our roads. Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown of Spokane and Senator Cheryl Pflug of Maple Valley spoke in favor of the bill, and no one rose to oppose it.
You can see the roll call vote here. Please use this link to send a quick thank-you email to your senator. The Vulnerable User Bill would not have made it this far without the efforts of the senators who sponsored the bill and the thousands of supporters who contacted their legislators over the past three years.
While we’re technically halfway there, the house companion Vulnerable User Bill was just placed on second reading and has another couple of weeks to get passed. There are still a number of steps before we can declare victory, but with such overwhelming support in the senate, it’s likely that the house will vote in favor as well. Thank you!