Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Driscoll takes on deadly Spokane intersection

A recent car accident resulting in the tragic death of a local high school student has led Rep. John Driscoll, D-Spokane, to introduce House Bill 2225. It would include money in the budget for a turn lane on US 195 to increase visibility for cars turning onto the highway from the smaller road.

“With the community coming together to support this, I think we can address this clear safety hazard,” Driscoll said. “For transportation funding, safety is priority number one—and I think we have a good case to make for the US 195 intersection.

"I’ve been using this intersection since I’ve been driving and have seen just how dangerous it’s become over time.”

For more information, check out the press release Driscoll sent out with seatmate Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, or this Spokesman-Review article.