Clean floors, wet floor signs and level sidewalks are all things we may take for granted as we run errands and visit local establishments. Going about our daily lives comes with an expectation of feeling safe and avoiding injury from a slippery floor or a hole in the sidewalk.
Pedestrian and bicyclist safety has been getting more attention here in Washington in recent years. However, such individuals still encounter plenty of dangers out on the state’s roads.
We've all seen the safety campaigns, read about a tragic news story or witnessed an incident. We know texting and driving is dangerous and yet each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that every day, more than 1,000 people are injured and nine people are killed as a result of this negligent act. So why do we keep doing it?