Instead of educating the populace on river safety, King County has gone straight to enforcement. The county is already stretched thin on law enforcement and now it is stretching it further to “protect” the people.
"This Council sometimes thinks it’s everybody’s mom," said Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, who voted "no."
Life vests are not just for water craft any more. If you want to swim or wade in the river, you have to wear a life vest, no matter how old you are. Fishermen are exempt, though not initially. Someone pointed out that they were going to be hit up by this asinine law. How many others will be hit by this victimless law?
I’m glad I no longer live anywhere near that county.