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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
824 AM CDT Mon May 21 2018

...Today is Day 3 of National Safe Boating Week...

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 in every state to operate any boat or watercraft
while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 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 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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