Look Out, Wheels & Feet are On the Street

The goal of the Look Out Asotin County educational campaign is to increase community awareness of the need for drivers to yield for walkers and rollers to allow their safe passage on the Bridge and Diagonal Street corridors. These corridors have daily traffic counts between 10,000 and 18,000 vehicles daily with 6 crosswalks in less than one-third of a mile. The majority of accidents that involve pedestrians are a result of inattentive driving, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and failing to yield.

Throughout the year you will be seeing us at community events, offering safety tips on social media, providing public service messages in the media, and creating fun activities the entire family can participate in.

In Clarkston there have been 8 serious injuries and 2 deaths within the last 8 years. Alcohol was a factor in all but one of these instances.

An accessible community provides safe and convenient transportation choices to everyone whether it’s walking, rolling (bikes, scooters, wheelchairs), transit or driving.

Beyond devastating emotional consequences, if you hit a pedestrian or cyclist you can face fines , lose your license, incur a lawsuit, or even go to jail. A near miss is still too close and a life lost is someone’s friend and family.

This grant is sponsored by the Washington State Traffic Commission. If you would like to be involved, contact Cynthia Tierney at 509.758.8349 or by email.
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