PUBLIC AGENCY LAW LOAN PROGRAM HISTORY
The history of the Public Agency Law Loan Program began in Southern California. The champion of the Public Agency Law Loan Program came through the efforts of Mr. Roger Hagie. Roger was an employee of Kawasaki Motors Corporation USA (KMC) and determined in the late 1980's that this program needed to be implemented to serve public safety. He had the vision to determine that these unique small power craft would become a patrol and lifesaving mainstay.
He worked along with fellow Kawasaki staff member Ms. Jan Plessner in Public Affairs and Mr. John Donaldson from Yamaha Motors Corporation USA to support programs across the United States, of which K38 was an early participant as a supporting instructor.
Here is information that I could discover regarding the Law Loan Program that was originally set up by Kawasaki Motors Corporation USA. This program became an integral program of the Personal Water Craft Industry Association (PWIA) and they promoted Wave Ranger training days for public safety personnel to attend across the nation.
Participating dealerships are doing this voluntarily. If can be challenging to discover a dealership that participates in the Law Loan Program. The best way to find out is to contact your local dealership and strike up a conversation over the phone.
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LAW LOAN PROGRAM KAWASAKI STATISTICS
Keep in mind these are outdated statistics but you can gain knowledge in the program facts:
Program began in 1989
Operational for 29 years
5,750 Units since its inception in 1989
207 units loaned annually across the United States of America on average
Retail Value: $2.4 million USD annually for a $12,000 USD PWC
Average Agency Annual Use by agency (not including on the law loan program)
Program has been managed by the PWIA (Personal Watercraft Industry Association) originally and now in 2016 is conducted
independently through manufacturer’s participating dealerships
Requirement: RWC Training Stage 3 Level
15% off the existing Dealer Net (flooring incentive)
650 Kawasaki Dealerships in USA participated out of 1,500
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LAW LOAN PROGRAM CONCERNS
1. Overdue Loans
2. Insurance Coverage
3. Understanding of client regarding terms and conditions
4. Damage to Watercraft
5. Repair Costs
6. Training Validation and Records
7. Product Familiarity
Compiled by Shawn Alladio
Originally published on June 12, 2016
Content Creator - Shawn Alladio cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care