Originally Posted by indaba1991
I suppose the annomaly lies in the conclusion that was made that "occupants should be in appropriate seating".
It will always be the driver's fault if someone gets hurt. We should look firstly to the driver, not the boat, to protect those on board. The equipment helps, but isn't the main thing
Once you put shock mitigation seating in, it will increase the driver's propensity to drive too fast, and the risk increases again if you don't drive to the conditions.
I usually find it more comfortable to stand when I'm driving - just a personal thing - and some will argue that standing allows you to take the shock through your legs. It doesn't. It's just a different way of delivering the shock to your spine.
If you absolutely have to go fast and hard, then some seating will allow you to go faster and harder in a greater degree of safety than others, but the better answer is simply not to go faster or harder than the boat, it's equipment, and it's passengers can reasonably and comfortably take. It's that old duty-of-care thing