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Florida Has Highest Number of Recreational Boating Accidents

With a year-round supply of sun and plenty of water, from freshwater lakes to the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, Florida is a boating paradise. Florida had nearly 900,000 registered motorboats in 2014, more than any other state. Unfortunately, the large number of vessels means a higher number of boating accidents, injuries and deaths, [...]

July 24th, 2015|Boating Accident|Comments Off on Florida Has Highest Number of Recreational Boating Accidents

Watercraft Pose Danger on Florida Waterways

Florida leads the nation with 900,000 registered vessels and an estimated 1 million non-registered watercraft, creating a lot of potential for boating accidents. Two young children sustained injuries in early May when a personal watercraft hit them as they played in the water near shore at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, according to a [...]

May 20th, 2015|Boating Accident|Comments Off on Watercraft Pose Danger on Florida Waterways

Proposal to Enhance Penalties for Boating Under the Influence in Florida

Florida is a water lover’s paradise because it is surrounded by water and filled with numerous lakes and rivers. Fishing, swimming, skiing and boating are all popular activities for both tourists and year-round residents. However, any type of water recreation can be dangerous when alcohol is involved. Deaths from boating accidents – including those where [...]

February 27th, 2015|Boating Accident|Comments Off on Proposal to Enhance Penalties for Boating Under the Influence in Florida

Avoid Boating Accidents on Florida Waterways

Florida’s warm weather and ample waterways make a haven for recreational boating. It’s a place where people can enjoy life on the water all year long. The state leads the nation with 896,632 registered vessels, and an estimated 1 million more non-registered vessels use Florida waterways. Unfortunately, the boating life can turn deadly on congested [...]

July 17th, 2014|Boating Accident, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Lawmaker Pushes To Expand Boater Training

Because Florida is a peninsula and has numerous lakes and rivers, many people enjoy boating throughout the year. Unfortunately, this also means that boating accidents and injuries are a common occurrence. Florida led the U.S. in boating incidents in 2012, when 700 accidents and 55 fatalities were reported in the state. State Rep. Dwight Dudley [...]

January 17th, 2014|Boating Accident|0 Comments

Parasailing Legislation Proposed Again in Florida

Parasailing is a popular water sports activity in Florida. However, since 2001, parasailing accidents in Florida have resulted in 20 injuries and six deaths. This is why two lawmakers have proposed legislation that would set safety standards for the sport, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported recently. Similar legislation has been proposed in the past. After [...]

January 9th, 2014|Boating Accident, Drowning Accident|0 Comments

Marine Units Monitor Boater Safety

To keep people safe on Pinellas County waterways, marine units are cracking down on boaters violating laws related to wake zones, speed limits, and drinking, WTSP recently reported. Boating under the influence, or BUI, is particularly serious, says Sgt. Brad Millican of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. “It's the same thing as if you are [...]

October 1st, 2013|Boating Accident|0 Comments

Officers Use Onboard Sobriety Test to Check Intoxicated Boaters

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have started using a new onboard exercise to quickly determine whether a boater is intoxicated. As WINK-TV of southwest Florida reported, officers have boaters put their hands in a set position, clap three times and return their hands to the first position. Lt. Robby Creech told [...]

September 11th, 2013|Boating Accident|0 Comments

Be Safe While Boating in Florida

With the warm weather, kids out of school and families on vacation, boaters are heading to Florida's coast, lakes and rivers. This is why boating safety is extremely important. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says its officers rescue around 1,000 people every year on the water. In 2012, more than 700 boating accidents [...]

July 9th, 2013|Boating Accident|0 Comments