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| Bradshaw & Bryant PLLC

It's National Boating Week. A time to remember to be safe out on the water. In the past, I looked at the issues with the increase in drinking while boating charges. Hopefully, we won't see another year like that.

Some ideas to keep in mind:

  • Children in Minnesota 10 and under have to wear a life jacket at all times. And federal law for federal waters it's 12 and under.
  • Make sure everything is in working order before you go out to far.
  • The captain is responsible for the crew and cannot be over the legal limit.
  • Always check the weather
  • Do not drive your boat at excessive or unsafe speed.
  • Make sure to be aware of other boats on the water, but don't forget about water skiers, tubers, jet skiers, and wave runners.

Here's some additional reading:

Have a Safe Boating Weekend, by Brooks Schuelke, Austin, Texas.

Boating in Iowa, Let's be careful out there!, Steve Lombardi from West Des Moines, Iowa.

from the Injuryboard Beth Janicek’s Boating and Boozing.

Tips to Sail Your Boat Safely Through the Summer, Mark Bello | June 02, 2010 4:14 PM

Safety First When Boating This Summer, Devon Glass | June 02, 2010 8:49 AM

Hopefully, it's a fun and happy week for everyone.

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