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Old 11-27-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Wearing of PFDs Required for those in PA

It requires boaters to wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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At least it is only for the winter months. Just give them time...
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #3
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Doesn't seem any different than requiring the occupants of vehicles to wear seat belts or motorcycle and bicycle riders to wear helmets. If you don't mind those laws you won't mind this one. If you do, you will.

Personally I don't have a problem with it. The only objection I can see is the "I have a right to be a dumb-ass and drown myself" argument which Chuck Darwin would probably agree is the best course of action for the people who adhere to it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:54 PM   #4
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Darwin was a pretty smart guy but we spend a lot of money and human capital trying to defeat his rules. If we just let evolution work we'd all be better off.
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