Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
800 AM EDT SUN MAY 17 2015

...BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING
COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, REMINDING YOU THAT NATIONAL
SAFE BOATING WEEK IS MAY 16TH THROUGH MAY 22ND.

THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CAN BE EVEN MORE HAZARDOUS ON THE WATER THAN ON
LAND. BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, OR BUI, AFFECTS JUDGMENT, VISION,
BALANCE AND COORDINATION. THESE IMPAIRMENTS CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF
BEING INVOLVED IN A 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 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
WWW.SAFEBOATINGCOUNCIL.ORG  (ALL LOWER CASE)

CHECK WWW.WEATHER.GOV OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS FOR THE
LATEST MARINE FORECASTS AND WARNINGS.

$$

KAH


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