Tag Archives: boat-safety

Boating Safety Tips

With the increasing number of tragic boating accidents on the Hudson River, we remind everyone to take the proper precautions before heading out on the water this season. Follow these tips to stay safe when boating on open water: Always wear a life jacket. Children under the age of 13 are required to wear a -->

Erin Brockovich Arrested for Boating While Intoxicated

Erin Brockovich, who was portrayed by Julia Roberts in the movie about her fight over the pollution of a California town, has been arrested for boating while intoxicated. Brockovich was arrested on the night of June 7 after a breathalyzer test showed her blood-alcohol level was twice over the legal limit. A game warden had -->

Kids & Boating Safety Tips

Before you take your boat out on the lake or river this season, follow these tips to keep your family safe out on the water: Always Wear a Life Jacket: Always have your children wear a life jacket that is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. Make sure the life jacket is snug. You can -->

Personal Watercrafts: Potentially Deadly Fun

Personal watercrafts can be highly dangerous vehicles, even for trained professionals. In 2008, the U.S. Coast Guard counted 4,789 boating accidents involving 709 deaths, 3,331 injuries and $54 million in property damage. Watercraft accidents accounted for 23% of that total. The U.S. Coast Guard noted that the top causes of accidents were operator related: carelessness, -->