The following is a safe boating week message from the National safe
boating Council and the National Weather Service for this years
National safe boating week.
The topic today: boating under the influence.
Boating under the influence affects judgment, vision, balance and
coordination. These impairments can increase the risk of being
involved in a boating accident for both passengers and boat
operators. Alcohol is a contributing factor in about a third of all
recreational boating fatalities. It is illegal to operate any boat
or watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in every
state. Penalties can include fines, suspension or revocation of your
drivers license and even jail time.
This message was brought to you by the National Weather Service and
the National safe boating Council. Visit the National Weather
Service on the web at www.Weather.Gov, www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/safeboating
and the National safe boating Council at www.Safeboatingcouncil.Org