DID YOU KNOW? Important Boating Safety Facts!

Friday, June 30, 2023
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  • Lack of boating safety education accounts for 77% of fatal accidents.
  • Alcohol is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents.
  • Drowning is the reported cause of death in 79% of all boating fatalities; 86% of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket.
  • The top five primary contributing factors in accidents are operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, excessive speed and alcohol.
  • Boaters should know their limits and avoid the “too’s”: too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much hard activity.
  • Boaters should swim in supervised areas only and follow all signs and warnings.

Please invest in your boater education and safety; search for a wealth of online and Coast Guard boater education classes available!

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