Why no life jackets for some?

I READ with interest the report headlined ‘Lifejackets, life savers’ published in the Lifestyle section of the Borneo Bulletin yesterday.

I am a frequent visitor to the Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas, and the waters surrounding it is always a pleasant sight.

I also see water taxis passing by, this being the mode of transport for people staying in Kampong Ayer.

I have noticed some taxi operators and their passengers not wearing lifejackets. I think this is very dangerous.

Passengers and operators should at all times wear lifejackets because during an emergency it can save their lives as rightly pointed out in the article.

Lifejackets are important for water taxi operators and passengers. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN

The report says that the Royal Brunei Technical Services in March this year handed over 50 sets of lifejackets.

What happened to the lifejackets? Why don’t the operators wear them?

I think the authorities should take action against operators and commuters who do not wear lifejackets.

Once this is done, everyone will follow suit.

When a few are pulled up, the others not wanting to face any consequences, will fall in line.

As pointed out in the article it is always better to be safe than sorry.