View Poll Results: Compulsory licensing and mandatory kill cords with fines for non compliance?
Compulsory licensing and mandatory kill cords with fines for non compliance 130 22.15%
Keep the current unregulated system with an emphasis on education 457 77.85%
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Old 09 May 2013, 07:55   #111
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It's not just about your life, it's about the safety of others too...
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Old 09 May 2013, 07:55   #112
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Policing of speed infringements should be done by other boat users reporting unsuitable driving behaviour to the local harbour authorities. Easy enough then for the harbour master to 'have a word' with the offendor to 'keep it safe'.

There is enough control of people by the authorities as it is, we surely dont want it on the water as well. Freedom to explore should be balanced with common sense and polite behaviour toward each other.
Let's leave policing to the authorities and not deputise the general public. As you have said, there's enough legislation already without RIB haters being incentivised or encouraged.
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Old 09 May 2013, 07:57   #113
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You can't drive a car without a licence
And how many people die in cars
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Old 09 May 2013, 07:58   #114
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As far as I'm aware no RNLI RIB's or SIB's use kill cords....
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Old 09 May 2013, 08:02   #115
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Yes, is it this one?
I will endeavour to find the ones we use in a photo, but it is not those.
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Old 09 May 2013, 08:05   #116
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I would like to point out that this is a personal opinion and not in any way Ribnet policy.

HMS.

The stickers are a FABULOUS idea. I don't have any issue with your magazine name being on them.

However.

You are NOT an elected industry spokesperson and your campaign for regulation is unwelcome. I repeat my earlier statements about government involvement being a negative force.
The RNLI refuse government funding for a very good reason-they'll be messed around with. If you think we'd be otherwise I'm afraid you're deluded.

If the campaign for legislation does not end, I will be cancelling my subscription to your magazine. I urge others who feel the same way to vote with their feet as well.

If you're going to put your head over the parapet,deal the enemy a crippling blow otherwise all you do is to shout 'look at me, I'm here' and give them somewhere to aim.

Hopefully they haven't seen you yet.
VERY well said, thanks.
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Old 09 May 2013, 08:13   #117
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Interesting that this is in favour of Power Boat instructors to get more business! So surely they will be supporting this!

Perhaps the rules should only be applied to inland/coastal waterways as well as being able to convert various other forms of qualifications/experience into a license!

Oh! and why not make similar requiremnets for cycling/skiing?!!!!!
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Old 09 May 2013, 08:18   #118
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cmon this is a one in million, people are not dying every day or week like this, who would get the license fees and fines?? this wonderfull government of muppets i supose, as normal screw everyone.
i do think you should have some lessons on boating, before you can use a powerboat,
remember this is a 1off incerdent.
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You can't drive a car without a licence
But does that stop accidents ??
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Old 09 May 2013, 08:27   #120
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This is a most regrettable accident. What was the driver doing to through himself and crew out of the boat? Yes a kill cord would have stopped the boat. Accidents are caused. Education can stop some. Does your Kill Cord switch work, when did you last check it? When was the kill cord last removed to check the switch? When did you last wear your kill cord. On safety, which is my job to promote, I very often met with abuse from 'know it alls' Listen and learn.

Education not Legislate. France, Spain etc all expect a certificate of competence to show basic skills this, should be a requirement, perhaps, but who will police it and who will pay for it? Education should come first.
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