The cost of competing in Ski to Sea, considered one of Whatcom County’s signature events, has risen dramatically in recent years but organizers say higher costs to run the race have led to the price increase. Whatcom Events hopes to stabilize entry fees, but rumors that some operations costs could double bring that into question.
Question: Why are seat belts mandatory when it affects only the person who chooses not to wear it? I’ve heard of people who survived crashes by being thrown from the car while the passenger using the seat belt died. Or people who drown because they crash into water and can’t get their seat belt off. I think I should be able to make my own personal safety decisions.
B.D. Thompson of the Washington State Patrol demonstrates the "Kid-A-Pult," which shows how people without seat belts can be injured in a car wreck. May 23 starts a two-week Click It or Ticket campaign aimed at encouraging everyone to wear their seat belt. In Washington, the fine is $136.
State trooper shows you how seat belts save kids' lives
Watch survivors battle zombies at Save Our City: Zombies Vs. Survivors VII in downtown Bellingham
Watch highlights of the 2016 Junior Ski to Sea race at Lake Padden Park
Watch highlights from the 2016 Ski to Sea Junior Parade in Bellingham