... National safe boating week may 18 through may 24...
This is the final in the daily series of messages produced by the
partnered National Weather Service and National safe boating Council.
The affects of alcohol can be even more hazardous on the water than
on land. Boating under the influence affects judgement... vision...
balance and coordination.
These impairments can increase the risk of being involved in a
boating accident... for both passengers and boat operators.
Did you know that alcohol is a contributing factor in about one third
of all recreational boating fatalities.
It is illegal to operate any boat or watercraft while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs. Penalties can include fines...
suspension or revocation of your drivers license and even jail time.
Every boater needs to understand the risks of boating under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
To learn more... .visit the National safe boating Council online at