When out on the water, it is imperative to observe basic safety practices - For you, your family and your friends. Wearing a lifejacket is the best way to stay safe while boating. In fact, two-thirds of those who die in recreational boating accidents yearly could be saved if they wore a lifejacket. Here are the most fundamental reasons to invest in a lifejacket
Life Jackets Save Lives - Last year, 90 People drowned due to ignoring Maritime Laws here in New Zealand. As a result, there is a new 'No Excuses' Campaign aimed at creating awareness and enforcing the law in order to save lives and if ignored, Fines of $300 are dealt out. Most drowning deaths can be avoided if life vest requirements are followed.
Life Jackets are more modern and more comfortable, and there are different types that are available here at Action Outdoors.
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Not only is it important to have Life Jackets on the water, you also need to check them and ensure that they are functioning properly. Even if you think it is safe, double check!
According to Maritime NZ, 55% of those who perish in recreational boating accidents could've been avoided with the use of a life Jacket. For all the latest information and laws, you can click below on the Maritime NZ website