U. S. Coast Guard recreational boating statistics show approximately seventy (70) percent of all fatal boating accident deaths are caused by drowning. Of those who drowned, approximately ninety (90) percent of the victims were not wearing their life jacket. Citations and fines are issued to boat operators who fail to carry sufficient PFDs/life jackets or are found carrying improper life jackets for the number and types of passengers on board. It is important for boaters to understand that some life jackets are also referred to as life jackets and that they can be designed for different uses or activities, such as inflatable . It is also important for boat operators to read and understand the information on the PFD/life jacket label and apply that to the intended wearer. The best life jacket is the one people will wear.