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Proposed regulations about when lifejackets must be worn on recreational vessels in South Australian waters. Currently there is a requirement that lifejackets be carried on board vessels but the requirement to wear them only applies in specific circumstances.
With regard to the proposed changes to mandatory lifejacket wearing requirements, we want to know your feedback on the questions below, and other feedback you wish to be considered:
- It is proposed that lifejackets are to be worn at all times in an open area of the vessel by children, and by others at times of heightened risk, on vessels greater than 4.8 m in length. What size vessels should this regulation apply to? e.g. up to 12m long, or up to 8m long.
It is proposed that lifejackets are to be worn by children at all times on vessels less than 4.8 metres, and in an open area of a vessel greater than 4.8 m.
What age children should this apply to? e.g. less than 12 years old, or less than 10 years old.
When should proposed mandatory lifejacket rules apply? e.g. when underway and at anchor, or when underway only.