Strict life jacket laws imposed

SWEEPING changes to South Australian life jacket laws came into effect this week and will be enforced following a 12-month education campaign.

LIFESAVER: Taylor Marine Mount Gambier life jacket service agent Lorraine Burston welcomed sweeping changes to South Australian life jacket laws this week. Among the changes, stand-up paddle boarders will now be required to wear a life jacket when more than 400m from shore. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

The changes coincide with a new voucher system to encourage boat users to replace old life jackets with modern varieties.

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