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File #: 2015-0379    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 9/21/2015 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/14/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14492
Title: A MOTION requiring that the executive prepare a report evaluating the feasibility of utilizing automated traffic safety cameras as authorized by RCW 46.63.170 for the enforcement of speed limits in school zones in unincorporated King County.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Enforcement, Traffic
Attachments: 1. Motion 14492.pdf, 2. 2015-0379_SR_School_Zone_Cameras_11-3_Briefing.docx, 3. 2015-0379_SR_School_Zone_Cameras_12-1.docx, 4. 2015-0379_ATT2_Amdt1.docx, 5. 2015-0379_REVISED_SR_School_Zone_Cameras.docx, 6. 14492 Amendment 1 - 12-14-15.pdf
Staff: Curry, Clifton
Title
A MOTION requiring that the executive prepare a report evaluating the feasibility of utilizing automated traffic safety cameras as authorized by RCW 46.63.170 for the enforcement of speed limits in school zones in unincorporated King County.
Body
WHEREAS, more than one million trips are taken on King County's unincorporated one-thousand-five-hundred-mile road network each day. In addition to unincorporated residents, more than a quarter-million other people use the same roads to commute to school and work, recreational activities, to move goods from farm to market and as routes for freight and businesses, and
WHEREAS, several county agencies have responsibilities for the safety of drivers and pedestrians using the county's unincorporated roads. The King County department of transportation is responsible for the safety and maintenance of the county's roads, the King County sheriff's office is responsible for enforcement of traffic laws on these roads, the King County district court is responsible for adjudicating and processing traffic enforcement citations and the King County department of public health is responsible for monitoring safety and public health risks including those related to traffic safety, and
WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2012, four thousand seven hundred forty-three pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, and another seventy-six thousand pedestrians were injured. According to the federal data, this averages to one crash-related pedestrian death every two hours and a pedestrian injury every seven minutes. The federal government also reports that pedestrians are one and one-half times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip. In 2012, more than one in every five children between five and fifteen years old who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians, and
WHEREAS, the department of public health reports that ...

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