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...NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK...

...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 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 DRIVER`S LICENSE AND EVEN
JAIL TIME.

EVERY BOATER NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THE RISKS OF BOATING UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOSL 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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