Operating Under the Influence
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.