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Operation Dry Water Reminds Boaters to Boat Sober as Part of National Safe Boating Week
May 20, 2020

Operation Dry Water and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) are Operation Dry Water – National Safe Boating Weekreminding boaters during National Safe Boating Week, May 16 – 22, 2020, to boat sober this summer. National Safe Boating Week brings attention to important lifesaving tips for recreational boaters and takes place just prior to Memorial Day weekend, the kick-off of the boating season for many. Millions of boaters will head to the water, taking advantage of the warmer weather while honoring, celebrating and remembering all those who lost their lives while serving our country. Unfortunately, alcohol use by both operators and passengers often becomes part of these activities, causing an increase in the number of injuries, incidents and fatalities on the water.

“Every year we see injuries and deaths that tragically could have been avoided had operators and passengers chosen to boat sober,” says Cody Jones, NASBLA Chair. “The Operation Dry Water campaign continues to work with our local, state and federal partners to eliminate boating under the influence and the injuries and deaths caused by it. We urge every boater to keep themselves and others on the water safe by choosing to stay sober while boating and ensuring everyone on board is wearing a life jacket at all times.”


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