Boat Safe, Boat Sober
6/20/2012 9:47 AM
This weekend is Operation Dry Water 2012, an annual nationwide campaign with law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies out in force June 22-24 to remind boaters that it is unsafe, as well as illegal, to operate a boat under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. In North Carolina, penalties upon conviction include a maximum $1,000 fine and possible jail time.
Alcohol consumption by boaters affects:
- Peripheral vision and ability to focus
- Judgment and rational decision-making
- Balance and equilibrium
- Coordination and reaction time
Wind and waves, combined with heat, glare, motor noise and vibration can create a condition known as “boater fatigue.” It can magnify the effects of alcohol on some individuals up to three times.
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By Adrian Jaimes on
11/27/2012 4:48 AM
Re: Boat Safe, Boat Sober
Very good move ! The influence of drugs and/or alcohol within boater must be punished. auction boats