The US policy could cause “irreversible harm” to children’s development and mental health, as well as to the mental health of their parents. Negative impacts could last throughout people’s lives and even be passed on to future generations.
Would wearing life jackets have made the deadly Branson duck boat accident even worse? Experts divided
While life jackets are a normal accessory in aquatic recreational activities, they weren't required to be worn by passengers on the Ride the Ducks boats in Branson, Missouri and some experts argue that the safety equipment could actually have made escaping the sinking vessel even harder.