... National safe boating week topic of the day... boating under the
The effects of alcohol can be extremely dangerous on the water.
Boating under the influence affects judgment... vision... balance
and coordination. These impairments can increase the risk of
being involved in a boating accident... both for 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.
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 on line at...
Www.Safe boating Council.Org.
Before heading out on the water remember to check NOAA Weather
Radio all hazards... for the latest marine forecasts... advisories and
Please have a safe boating season.