... This is safe boating week...
... Boating under the influence...
The effects of alcohol can be even more hazardous on the water than
on land. Boating under the influence affects
judgment... vision... balance and coordination. These impairments can
increase the risk of being involved Ina 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
Every boater needs to understand the risks of boating under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.