Originally Posted by Poly
Rockraider - how many of the problem drivers do you think are currently insured at all? insurance seems relatively cheap to me and discounts are minimal for having a pb2 so I guess the actuaries haven't identified this is a risk they can avoid?
Labelling this as another yes or no thread was a mistake in hindsight, but it seems to have triggered some discussion, if nothing else.
As I see it, the problem is that people on here are keen and dedicated and spend as much time on the water as they can, this way they gather experience and should be capable operators. So the general view is from a position where the discussion about casual users gets easily overlooked or dismissed.
There are a lot of people out there who dip in and out and only operate a boat occasionally. They lack experience and skills and as the system stands currently, they are not obliged to do anything about it. If everyone had to sit a PBL2 before they could get insurance cover issued. it would mean that the numbers of people who have at least received some training would rise and hopefully some of what they learn will stick.
There will always be the wankers with no insurance or abilities who will slip through the process, but hopefully the general standards of safety would improve?
By the way Polly no c in Rokraider