You might think that the summer riding season is over, but to many, it’s only the beginning of the fall riding season! That being said, it’s never too late to make the Personal Watercraft Industry Association’s “Safe Rider Pledge.” Taking this pledge certifies that you recognize the need and will always wear a life vest when riding a PWC. You’d be surprised how many people today fail to ride with the proper safety equipment, and the PWIA is looking to put a stop to it.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 82-percent of all fatalities by drowning in 2013 were caused by persons not wearing a life jacket. That’s a disturbing number, folks. Besides operating a vehicle intoxicated, drowning due to not wearing a life jacket is one of the easiest to avoid fatalities possible. Keep that in mind the next time you or someone you know decides to pass on wearing a life jacket!

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