Friday, September 3, 2010

life-jacket - regulations/Canada

Except for PWC (personal water craft ie: jet-skis, seadoo) there is no law in Canada that says you have to wear a life jacket or PFD aboard a boat. The law only requires that vessels must have a Canadian approved device of the appropriate size for each person on board. [Excerpt from Yahoo Answers]

I have talked to a BC Gov. official at the Marina last fall and this is what it boils down to. So here it is in black/white:
You are REQUIRED to have a PFD aboard your water craft for each person aboard. Gov.of Canada RECOMMENDS that you wear a PFD. FYI: a RECOMENDATION is not a law. REQUIRED is a law.

Guy


Research info links:

http://www.wearalifejacket.com/regCanada01.html


http://www.tc.gc.ca/marinesafety


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