Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
652 AM CDT SAT MAY 16 2015 /552 AM MDT SAT MAY 16 2015/

...NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK BEGINS TODAY...

BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE
FROM THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE FOR THIS YEARS NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK.

THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CAN BE EVEN MORE HAZARDOUS ON THE WATER THAN
ON LAND. BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE...OR B U I...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. VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV.

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