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Transport Canada Survey on PFD/Lifejacket Usage

To assist Transport Canada’s education and outreach efforts to enhance safety for recreational boaters, work is underway to further examine motivations and policy instruments to increase the wearing of PFDs/lifejackets on board pleasure craft.

As part of this initiative, the Office of Boating Safety has partnered with a Privy Council Office behavioural scientist to develop an online survey to assess boater’s general attitudes toward the wearing of PFDs/lifejackets. Completion of the survey by members of Canada’s recreational boating community will help Transport Canada compile up to date data regarding Canadian boater’s perspectives on PFDs/lifejacket usage in general, and help identify barriers keeping wear rates low among key demographics.

The survey has recently been launched on Transport Canada’s Marine Safety webpage and can be accessed, in both official languages, through the following links:

English: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/2XRC2RD