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County Ordinance Requires Swimmers To Wear A Life Vest

June 23, 2011 by  

County Ordinance Requires Swimmers To Wear A Life Vest

An ordinance passed Monday in Washington requires King County river swimmers to wear a life vest. Violators will first receive a warning, and then face an $86 fine.

“This Council sometimes thinks it’s everybody’s mom,” Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, who voted no on the ordinance, told SeattlePI.com. The ordinance passed by a 5-4 vote.

Supporters of the ordinance said excessive mountain snowpack could make area waterways particularly hazardous this summer. “We are looking at a potentially deadly situation,” Councilmember Larry Phillips said, according to the article.

However, the article said opponents of the ordinance called it an intrusive move by “big government,” and “sheriff’s deputies had better things to do than to write tickets for people on waterways and would be better off focusing on people engaging in dangerous behavior.”

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