As most folks are probably now aware, two grandparents were recently killed, and a mother and her 11 day old baby were severely injured due to an alleged drunk driver who had past DUI history. The tragedy was in a school zone during school hours. Presumably in response, the city of Seattle announced a new initiative this past week that will develop a traffic safety analysis for every school and prioritize improvements and funding for the same. Mayor Mike McGinn appointed a task force to analyze conditions near Seattle schools and develop an action plan to improve traffic safety near school zones. Currently, Seattle has a Safe Routes to Schools program that directs federal transportation grants to safety improvements around schools. The new initiative will support the purpose of the grants, and will include an assessment of road-safety needs at all schools in the Seattle school district.
Washington traffic laws are being enforced with fervor, whether in school zones or otherwise. If you or a loved one is charged with a criminal traffic offense in Washington State it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a qualified and reputable Washington criminal defense attorney. The Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle criminal defense lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those arrested for crime all across Western Washington and the Greater Puget Sound region. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the criminal allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances of the given case.