Personal Flotation Devices: Picking the Right One

Personal Flotation Devices, better known as PFDs, help save lives. There is so much evidence of this that the U.S. Coast Guard; almost every state (go to to find your state requirements); boating organization; and the ACA standards support or require their use for boating activities. In December of 2002, in states where there are no children's PFD laws in place, a Coast Guard interim rule requires that children under thirteen who are on moving boats wear a U.S.