Promotional Lifejacket Van Visits Westport Park

Promotional Lifejacket Van Visits Westport Park

Boating enthusiasts inPort Macquarie can upgrade their old lifejackets this weekend as the popular Transport for NSW ‘Old 4 New’ lifejacket initiative comes to town.

The new promotional vehicle will beat Westport Reserve, Port Macquarie, on Park Street this Saturday 21 December between 3pm and 6pm.

Mrs Williams said the lifejacket van will be showcasing a range of new generation slimline lifejackets.

“The aim of the ‘Old 4 New’ lifejacket upgrade initiative is to increase awareness of new generation lifejackets that can be worn in comfort all day,” Mrs Williams said.

“It will also give people the opportunity to exchange their old lifejackets and get a discount off new ones.

“By visiting popular boat locations around the state, we’ll be directly reaching to the boating community. Look out for the van - it will be visiting boat ramps statewide,” Mrs Williams said.

“Experienced staff will chat with the boating community about the lifejacket upgrade offer and advise boaters on what type of lifejacket might suit them.

“Lifejackets, like a lot of other products have improved and evolved over time,” Mrs Williams said.

“If you compare the old big and bulky lifejackets with our modern day slimline products, you’ll see how much they’ve advanced and how comfortable they are to wear all day during any type of on-water activity.

“New generation lifejackets are slim fitting, stylish, affordable and come in a variety of colours and styles to suit any individual preference or boating activity.”

“The program was designed to promote wearing a lifejacket, particularly in small boats.

“Over the past decade, nine out of 10 people who drowned while boating weren’t wearing a lifejacket,” Mrs Williams said.

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