Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
609 AM EDT SAT MAY 16 2015

...BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR THIS YEAR`S
NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK.

THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL AND DRUGS 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.

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