May 5 hearing on vulnerable road user bill, S669
Here we go again. The hearing on S669 (thank you Senator Sosnowski) before the Judiciary Committee is scheduled at the “rise” (adjournment) of the Senate (usually about 4:30pm) on Thursday, May 5 in Room 313.
Even if you cannot attend, please try to take a look at the bill (on-line at www.rilin.state.ri.us) and either post comments or send them to me, Barry, at firstname.lastname@example.org
It may be a long evening on Thursday as the hearing includes a slew of highway-safety related bills including at least 5 bills to crack down on drunk driving, 2 to curb non-hands-free cell phone use while driving, a bill to stiffen penalties for hit and run, and another to increase penalties when a motorist commits certain infractions (for example, blowing thru a stop sign) that injures, seriously injures, or kills someone.
What do bike advocates think about such bills? I am likely to speak for the first one heard and support sll such measures needed to make “complete streets” safer from drunk, distracted, or careless motorists.