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Saturday, 14 April 2007
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Wear your seatbelt!
Wear your seatbelt!
It's funny about risk. We spend so much time focusing on being safe while being out on the water. We plan out the day, tell a friend where we are going (hopefully), wear a pfd, and practice rescues. All because we feel that if we didn't then we would be unsafe and that would be risky.

I'm not knocking it at all. Keep doing it. The funny thing is that I often see these same people who spend a lot of time minimize the risks on the water and completely forget about the statistically dangerous risk of just getting to the put-in. Driving there is way more dangerous then your entire day trip.

I'm still amazed at the number of people who don't wear seatbelts. I don't want to sound like your mother but...

You need to read this blog write-up. Novelist Jim Macdonald - who is also a paramedic, wrote a stark grisly piece on why you should wear your seatbelt. Yes, it is graphic.

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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