Posts Tagged ‘boat accidents’

National Safe Boating Week: Choosing The Right Life Jacket

It’s not enough to have the life jacket.  You need to make sure you have the right life jacket for your size, your activities, and the water conditions you might be encountering. The Safe Boating Council has these guidelines: Try It On Check the manufacturer’s ratings for your size and weight. Make sure the life…

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National Safe Boating Week: The Statistics

Why is Safe Boating Week important?  Here are the statistics from the Safe Boating Council. All figures are from the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2012 Recreational Boating Safety Statistics, the latest official record of reported recreational boating accidents. The full report is available online at: www.USCGBoating.org/statistics/accident_statistics.aspx. Drowning was reported as the cause of death in almost…

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National Safe Boating Week: Wear Your Life Jacket

I’m going to talk about statistics later in the week, but I wanted to start with the most important safety advice for boating: WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKET. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in almost three-fourths of recreational boating fatalities in 2012 and that 85 percent of those…

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Boating Season Begins & A Sober Reminder About Boating Safety

I’ve seen it in my neighborhood, and if you live near any of our lakes, you’ve probably seen it too.  The last couple of weekends have brought out the boats, driving to boat launches and then driving on the lakes.  Sadly, this weekend also brought our first boating accident death of the year, and it stands…

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Lake Austin Named A Top Boating Destination; But Be Safe While You're There

  Discover Boating recently named Lake Austin as one of the top boating destinations in the country. In ranking Texas as the second best boating state in the country (behind Florida), Discover Boating noted this: Hot Spot: Lake Austin — In the heart of energetic Austin, Lake Austin offers an ideal setting to cruise, waterski,…

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