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Should it be mandatory  for life jackets/vests/whatever, be enforced on certain parts of the Broads. If you disagree, why?

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6 minutes ago, Wussername said:

Should it be mandatory  for life jackets/vests/whatever, be enforced on certain parts of the Broads. If you disagree, why?

There are some that might argue that we should have the right to drown if we should so wish.

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On 11/11/2019 at 14:25, Matt said:

2 men on each arm and she still could not get out.

So they lugged her out two abreast then did they? :default_pirate:

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1 hour ago, JennyMorgan said:

There are some that might argue that we should have the right to drown if we should so wish.

Many tempt fate.

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I believe that people should have the freedom of choice to be wrong, society already wraps people in so much cotton wool that many people no longer recognise the risks they are being protected from, when i was young, if you did something wrong and hurt yourself, you learned to jolly well not do it. so on that basis i would say that wearing life jackets / buoyancy aids is strongly advised, but not made compulsory.

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Advised and encouraged yes no problem, enforced absolutely not, the nanny state goes too far as it is trying to protect people from themselves.

I choose my own level of risk and take my own responsibility if I get it wrong without blaming someone else.

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Of course some folk neither have the information nor the experience with which to make an informed choice.

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42 minutes ago, JennyMorgan said:

Of course some folk neither have the information nor the experience with which to make an informed choice.

which is why the hire boat yards should recommend the wearing of lifejackets to their crews

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