Kansas law prohibits boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol and drugs cause impaired balance, blurred vision, poor coordination, impaired judgment, and slower reaction times. Alcohol is a major contributor to boating accidents and fatalities.
Kansas law states that a person is considered to be operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol or drugs if he or she:
- Has a blood or breath alcohol concentration of 0.08% or greater, or 0.02% or greater if the person is less than 21 years of age or...
- Is under the influence of any controlled substance, any other drug, or any combination of alcohol, controlled substance, or drugs that renders him or her incapable of operating safely.