Life­jacket safety van to be in Toc.

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS -

The mo­bile ‘Old4New’ van will be at Tocumwal Park, off De­niliquin St, this Sun­day as part of a Trans­port for NSW pro­gram to change the per­cep­tion that life­jack­ets are cum­ber­some and get in the way on the wa­ter.

Trans­port for NSW mar­itime spokesper­son Neil Patch­ett said it is de­signed to make sure you and your fam­ily have the right life­jack­ets.

‘‘Mod­ern life­jack­ets look great, are easy to wear and won’t get in the way of your favourite ac­tiv­ity on the wa­ter,’’ he said.

‘‘We en­cour­age the boat­ing pub­lic to look out for the van and bring along their old life­jack­ets.

‘‘If you speak to one of the ex­pe­ri­enced staff they’ll be happy to help you up­grade to a dis­counted life­jacket that best suits your needs.’’

At the vis­its, staff will also be do­ing prac­ti­cal demon­stra­tions and show­ing peo­ple how to care for mod­ern, in­flat­able life­jack­ets.

Mr Patch­ett said the pro­gram was also de­signed to ham­mer home the im­por­tance of wear­ing a life­jacket at all times which can make all the dif­fer­ence in a boat­ing accident.

The team will be at Tocumwal park on Sun­day from 2pm to 5pm.

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