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Title Forum: Personal Flotation Devices in Recreational Boating

The purpose of the forum was to gather all available data, and to promote an open and informative discussion of policy issues related to mandatory use of personal flotation devices (PFD) on recreational boats.

Key issues discussed:

  • The impact of federal and/or state legislation mandating wearing of PFDs on recreational boats
  • Various vessels and type of operation that should be included in or exempted from mandatory wear rules
  • New technology
  • Alternatives to mandatory wear rules

NTSB Press Release on PFD Forum

Date August 25, 2004 (Wednesday)
Location NTSB Training Center • 45065 Riverside Parkway • Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Agenda Agenda, Papers and Presentations
More Information Email TrainingCenter@ntsb.gov or call (571) 223-3900