CT Boating Laws Under Scrutiny

CT Boating Laws Under Scrutiny
Recreational boating, photo courtesy USCG.

The Day reports that a legislative delegation in Connecticut, moved by the August, 2014, tubing death of a Greenwich High School honors student, wants the General Assembly to take a closer look at the state’s boating laws.

One delegate, Drew Marzullo, apparently wants the state to bring the boating licensing requirements in line with requirements for obtaining a driver’s license. Marzullo says that a boat powered by an engine can be just as dangerous as a car, if not more, so because of the risk of drowning. He also suggested that the state consider requiring protective covers or cages on propeller blades.

Read more about the proposed changes to CT boating laws.