Children and life jackets
Often, during the warm summer months, our office receives many calls regarding child life jacket laws and regulations. Although the safety recommendation is that everyone should wear a life jacket, there are certain restrictions on usage by age.
A legal measure that went into effect in 2005 requires that children under age 10 wear a life jacket while boating in Minnesota when aboard a watercraft when the craft is under way (not tied up at a dock or permanent mooring).
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