Take a boat to Safeco Field. Well, of course. That’s how we in
Kitsap always get to Mariners games. But the weekend of Aug. 17-19,
you can do it at a cut rate, sit with your ferry pals and even get
a cool T-shirt.
Seattle is playing the Twins in the weekend series. Friday’s
game starts at 7:10, Saturday’s at 6:10 (so you won’t have to leave
early to catch the 10:30 boat) and Sunday’s at 1:10.
On Friday, not only will you get a Mariners fleece blanket if
you’re one off the first 15,000 fans, you get a “I’m on a Boat to
Safeco Field” T-shirt. On Sunday, all kids 14 and under will
receive a Felix Hernandez T-shirt. It’d be neat if he wound up
pitching that day.
Tickets are $15 for View Reserved, $40 for Field Level and $40
for Terrace Club Outfield on Friday; $11 for View Reserved, $30 for
Field Level and $40 for Terrace Club Outfield on Saturday and
Sunday. They have to be ordered online at mariners.com/WSF. The
password is Ferry.
I saw this press release this morning and thought, the Bremerton
red-light camera haters are gonna love this.
Turns out, it’s National Stop on Red Week. I wouldn’t think
you’d need such a week, but I guess I give people too much credit.
It should be a no-brainer except there are people out there with no
brains trying to drive.
So the not-for-profit Traffic Safety Coalition is joining with
the Federal Highway Administration this week to educate people to
stop on red. Washington is one of four states where the TSC is
launching campaigns on “the important role traffic safety cameras
play in reducing red light running, avoidable crashes, injuries and
Traffic safety cameras have proven to reduce violations,
collisions, injuries and fatalities by changing driver behavior, it
A 2011 report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
examined intersection fatal crash rates from red light running in
the 14 largest U.S. cities using intersection cameras. The study
compared before and after rates, concluding 159 lives were saved
because of safety cameras.