I agree with you (I’m way out on a limb here); I do not believe mandatory PFD-wear laws will make our sport safe. And, at the risk of sounding like I’m contradicting myself, I will say that I do believe a mandatory wear law will save lives on the water. Let me attempt an explanation by drawing on a personal analogy: I have two vehicles, a 2010 Camaro SS with 426 horsepower, more airbags than I can count, power disc antilock “stop on a dime” brakes, power rack-and-pinion steering, OnStar, etc., etc. ... and an original 1951 Chevy pickup with 98 horsepower, no airbags, no antilock brakes, no power steering, no OnStar and no seat belts! In which vehicle am I a better (more defensive) driver?