Strict life jacket laws floated

STRICT LAWS PROPOSED: Local boating safety advocate Jamie Coates welcomed proposed changes to South Australian life jacket laws.

PROPOSED changes to South Australian life jacket laws are long overdue and a previous lack of action from the State Government has cost lives, according to two local fishermen.

The State Government announced last month it would consult with the boating community on two proposed options for stronger life jacket requirements following a spate of drownings.

The changes would see operators of professional and recreational vessels operating in South Australia forced to adopt strict standards

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