By Renee Diaz
Washington State Journal 

Bills attempt to improve road safety

Measures target crosswalks, sidewalks, DUIs


Last updated 2/6/2023 at 1:57pm

Renee Diaz | Washington State Journal

Amber Weilert, a mother from Parkland, shares her story of losing her son due to a drunk driver. Lawmakers said they have bipartisan agreement on a package of bills to make streets safer for workers, bicylists, pedstrians and others.

OLYMPIA - Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and Gov. Jay Inslee say they are backing a package of new laws aimed at protecting workers, pedestrians and commuters.

New bills include reducing the blood-alcohol concentration limit for operating a vehicle when driving, imposing more restrictions on high-risk drivers and requiring a skills course for young and older drivers.

Amber Weilert, a mother from Parkland, described how a drunken driver took the life of her son.

"I am here to be Michael's voice to support him and make sure that this doesn't happen again," Weilert said, asking lawmak...

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