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Safe Boating Campaign Reminds Boaters to Boat Sober This Fourth of July
July 1, 2020

The Safe Boating Campaign, a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating, reminds boaters to boat sober this Fourth of July. Boating under the influence, or BUI, is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The side effects of alcohol or drug use, such as impaired judgment, reduced balance and poor coordination, are magnified while boating, due to environmental conditions from the sun, wind and boat motion. Impairment can be even more dangerous for boaters, since most people have less experience and confidence operating a boat than they do driving a car.


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