Originally Posted by gohelm
I am actually suprised it is not a legal requirement to wear a lifejacket in any fast open motorboats in the UK? Driving around when it is POSSIBLE to operate the boat while standing up in the Netherlands as well as not having lifejackets 'grab ready ' for all on board will will mean a huge fine..(and the waterrozzers DO check)
I don't understand what the "standing up" part of your post means?
I think that a "grab ready" lifejacket is a silly concept on a fast open boat - there are so many scenarios where it will be useless.
There has been life jacket (and drug/alcohol) legislation
in Ireland for many years now. It is largely ignored and I've never heard of it being enforced in any way. A shame as there have been many deaths in this time, most of which would not have occurred had the individuals been wearing a PFD.