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Boat Safe, Boat Sober

Jun 20

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6/20/2012 9:47 AM  RssIcon

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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Re: Boat Safe, Boat Sober

Very good move ! The influence of drugs and/or alcohol within boater must be punished. auction boats

By Adrian Jaimes on   11/27/2012 4:48 AM

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