Inner Tubes May Float, But Officers Will Still Fine Users with No PFDsposted: 7/12/2013
However, Chandler told a KING-TV reporter that he will give a warning first.
Most people don’t know that anyone on an inner tube is required to have a personal flotation device (PFD) with them when traveling down river. Chandler said the law requires all vessels in the state to have PFDs for everyone on board, and the law defines “vessels” as any watercraft being used for transportation.
Some judges agree with his interpretation and some don’t, so some people have successfully fought his citations in court. Chandler said he’s just trying to prevent tragedies.