The kill cord debate is interesting - even though we don't yet know
that it was the cause in the Padstow incident.
I've tried to attach mine in various places - around the leg works best for me - although I have lengthened it. I've only tripped it once in 8 years - and then it took me a bit to work out why the engine had stopped!!
If 'enforcement' arrives - not only will it increase the costs vastly - but the easiest place to get 'done' is at the point where you sometimes have to disconnect. I have to unattach to get my mooring single handed - or tie up on the quayside single handed. In all honesty, where is the 'enforcer' most likely to be?
Our local council (Gwynedd) insists on registration before you launch (within office hours anyway...
) - and the paperwork requires proof of insurance, and for jetski's, proof of the 1 day RYA course. The proof of insurance is enforced - but the cert of competance never has been.
The best way to encourage education is for insurance companies to offer a discount if you do your PB2 - and for launch authorites not to permit launching without insurance.