traffic fatalities http://kplu.org en Seattle's street safety campaign includes more photo enforcement http://kplu.org/post/seattles-street-safety-campaign-includes-more-photo-enforcement <p>To make city streets safer, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced a plan to step up the number of speed zones monitored automatically by radar and photo enforcement – while urging everyone to slow down and show some "empathy."</p><p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:18:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6130 at http://kplu.org Seattle's street safety campaign includes more photo enforcement 104 pedestrians killed in 8 years; more Seattle streets should be on a diet, advocates say http://kplu.org/post/104-pedestrians-killed-8-years-more-seattle-streets-should-be-diet-advocates-say <p class="p2">Cars and pedestrians collided fatally in Seattle 90 times between 2001 and 2009 &ndash; killing 104 pedestrians. <span class="s1">The advocacy group <a href="http://walkinginseattle.org/?p=2910"><span class="s2">Walking in Seattle</span></a> reports that <a href="http://batchgeo.com/map/83f152c8456cd0029d995984643627a0"><span class="s2">28 of the fatal incidents could have been prevented by rechannelization or road diets.</span></a></span></p><p class="p2">The pedestrian-friendly group says Seattle should consider putting the streets where these 28 collisions occurred on a road diet. The city of Seattle has one street on the books.</p><p class="p2"> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:10:30 +0000 Evan Hoover 4172 at http://kplu.org 104 pedestrians killed in 8 years; more Seattle streets should be on a diet, advocates say Using tragedy to teach dangers of texting while driving http://kplu.org/post/using-tragedy-teach-dangers-texting-while-driving <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-969292.mp3</p><p>How do you convince someone not to text or talk on the cell phone while&nbsp; driving?&nbsp; How about an in-your- face reminder of what can happen if you do?&nbsp; That&#39;s the tactic Seattle Police have been using this week.&nbsp;</p><p>They&#39;ve been parking a black Honda, with the driver&#39;s side smashed in, outside area high schools.&nbsp;<a href="http://heathersstory.org/"> A Tumwater teenager, Heather Lerch, died in the car in February of 2010 </a>while texting and driving. Wed, 18 May 2011 04:45:21 +0000 Paula Wissel 1619 at http://kplu.org Using tragedy to teach dangers of texting while driving