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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed New Jersey Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your New Jersey Boat Safety Certificate.

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New Jersey law prohibits anyone from operating under the influence—that is, operating any vessel 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.

Boating under the influence arrest

New Jersey 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 (BAC) of 0.08% or more.