Motion: Wearing of life-jackets / personal flotation devices

Council - 2nd October 2018

To consider the following motion to which due notice has been given:

“This council calls upon all councils to petition for a change in legislation which will make it mandatory for people to wear life-jackets or personal flotation devices whilst on board a vessel on our waterways. The importance cannot be underestimated given the number of recent deaths on Lough Erne and the high number of emergency, multi-agency responses the local Coastguard, RNLI, Fire Service, PSNI and Ambulance service make in our area. The Republic of Ireland currently holds a mandatory policy and in the interest of safety for our citizens it is incumbent that we review the current legislation”.

Proposed by: Councillor Elliott, seconded by Councillor Mahon