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Simple Steps to Safe Boating

Don't Drink and Boat
Don't Drink and Boat

Statistics show that drinking alcohol while boating and not wearing a life jacket are major causes of boating accidents and fatalities.

Avoid Alcohol

Research has proven that one-third of the amount of alcohol that makes a person legally intoxicated on land can make a boater equally intoxicated on the water. Most people become impaired after only one drink. To minimize the risk of an accident, make the wise choice — Don't drink and boat!

Wear a Life Jacket

Recent year averages show that 90% of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. Drownings are rare when boaters wear a proper life jacket. To make your day of boating safe and enjoyable, always carry enough life jackets for everyone on board and have everyone wear them.