Dear Chair Lowenthal and members of the Transportation Committee; please support the Vulnerable Road Users Protection Act, AB 2398. Too many Californians have been injured on our streets or are mourning the death of a loved one due to distracted or negligent motorists. Protecting all people who ride bikes, walk, run, ride horses, scooter, skateboard, and work on California streets is vital to make California a better place to live. AB 2398 will protect all road users by:
• Raising the fine for hitting a Vulnerable Road User
• Assigning a point on the motorist's driver’s license
• Suspending the offender's license for six months
Please support the Vulnerable Road Users Protection Act. Nearly a nearly a quarter of all trips in the state are on foot, by bike, or transit. Help the California Bicycle Coalition reach their goal of tripling the number of people bicycling by 2020, and further encourage California's diverse transportation choices by reminding motorists of their obligation to be thoughtful of each person using our streets.