life jacket were preventable. Given that the majority of accidents are caused by operator inattention, followed by opera- tor inexperience for the type of vessel that they were operating, overloading their vessel, reckless and/or negligent operation, and failure to recognize un- safe conditions (usually weather); each of these situations is absolutely pre- ventable. Q. Is there a time of year, days of the

week, where you find more drownings or accidents? A. June, July and August, especially

Saturdays, are when the majority of ac- cidents occur, mostly between the hours of noon and 8 p.m. Q. Is there a new sport or water-

craft that seems to be more danger- ous? A. There is no doubt that the personal

water craft (PWC) is the most dangerous vessel on the water. For a PWC, the oper- ator and passengers sit on the vessel, rather than in the vessel as in a conven- tional boat. Also, PWCs are designed for fast action with sharp and abrupt turns.

You cannot drink anywhere near as much alcohol safely as you can on dry land.

Think of a PWC as a water-going motor- cycle. Great care needs to be taken when operating personal water crafts. Q. Is the drinking limit on a boat the

same as a car? A. As of January 1, 2016, Boating

While Intoxicating (BWI) became con- current with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Both carry the same penalties. If a person is convicted of a DWI, as a first offense, then gets convicted of a BWI, it is considered a second offense and car- ries the same penalties as a “DWI-2”. An important, but little-known fact is

that alcohol has three times the intoxi- cating effect on the water as it does while indoors, at rest. This is due to the

physical tax of the wind, rocking of the boat, noise, glare and UV rays of the sun, and a host of other stressors on the body. All this causes the body to process alcohol at much less efficient rate than when you’re sitting at home, watching a ballgame. On the water, two cans of beer will have the same effect as a six pack would while you’re at the house. What that boils down to is most

adults, if they have more than 1 drink, usually a beer, it will put you at that .08 limit. Any alcohol will put a minor over .02. You cannot drink anywhere near as much alcohol safely as you can on dry land. Q. What are the rules concerning

life jackets on a boat? A. All vessels must have at least one USCG-approved,

wearable Personal

Flotation Device (PFD), or life jacket for each person on board. In addition to the life jacket require-

ments, one throwable PFD must be on board vessels 16 feet, or longer. All PFD must be in good and service-

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