Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Please write to support SB 290

I'll even leave in their email addresses so you can copy them.

Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:39:25 -0700To: richard.martinez@nmlegis.gov,Joseph@cervanteslawnm.com,

From: Khalil Spencer  
Subject: Please Support Senate Bill 290

Dear Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Martinez and Senate Judiciary Committee Members Cervantes, Griggs, Lopez, McSorley, Ryan, Sanchez, Torraco, Wirth, and Payne

I am writing to ask you to please support Senate Bill 290, which would give our judges additional sentencing options that distinguish between careless driving that causes property damage and careless driving that causes the death or great bodily harm of another road user. This bill, should it become law, would send the message to drivers that we take roadway safety seriously and thus the law would act not only as a sentencing option when a crash occurs, but will hopefully help prevent them from occurring by educating drivers to drive safely.

This bill is supported by the New Mexico Motorcyclist's Rights Organization, the Duke City Wheelmen (see their post on the subject at this link), and many bicyclists and motorcyclists throughout New Mexico. As a bicyclist and motorcyclist, I ask for your support to make our roads safer.

Thank you,
Khalil J Spencer
1799 Camino Uva
Los Alamos, NM 87544

League of American Bicyclists cycling instructor
Graduate, Motorcycle Safety Foundation Skilled Rider Course
Member, 2003-2012, Los Alamos County Transportation Board

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