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Section 16A.60.040
 

Title 16A Transportation

Chapter 16A.60 Rules of the River

Section 16A.60.040 Personal Flotation Devices (PFD)
  1. All vessels shall have at least one United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved Type I, Type II, Type III or Type V PFDs for each person on board.

  2. All vessels sixteen feet or greater in length shall have one Type IV PFD that can be thrown in addition to the requirements in SMC 16A.60.030(A). Canoes and kayaks are exempt from this requirement.

  3. No person may operate a vessel underway, unless each person twelve years of age or younger thereon is wearing a United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved Type I, Type II, Type III, or Type V PFD.

  4. All PFDs shall be United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved and clearly marked with a USCG approval number. All PFDs shall be in serviceable condition, the appropriate size for the person wearing it, and readily accessible in case of an emergency.

  5. All persons on a vessel, regardless of age, shall wear a United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved Type I, Type II, Type III or Type V PFD while on moving water.

  6. All persons being towed behind a vessel shall wear a United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved Type I, Type II, Type III or Type V PFD.

Date Passed: Monday, April 23, 2018

Effective Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018

ORD C35612 Section 4