In Hawaii, children 12 years of age and under must wear a personal floatation device (PFD) while aboard a vessel operating or anchored offshore (HAR 13-243-1).
Approximately 85-90% of the people who die in boating accidents ended up in the water unexpectedly and drowned. Adults should wear their life jackets at all times while on the water and serve as a good example to their children.
The following is a recommended checklist to ensure the effectiveness of your lifejackets.
The proper use, care and maintenance of your life jacket is as important as any other aspect of boating. Proper maintenance of your life jacket includes: