Stats Show Alcohol No. 1 Factor in Boating Fatalities
July 20, 2012
The Sea Tow Foundation would like to remind boaters of the affects of alcohol on boat operation and that alcohol is the number-one contributing factor in boating fatalities.
Boating under the influence of alcohol (BUI) is a major cause, accounting for a disproportional number of deaths. Alcohol ranked 7th as a contributing factor in boating accidents overall, but was the No. 1 contributing factor in fatal accidents, where it figured in 16% of deaths.
*Source: U.S. Coast Guard 2011 Recreational Boating Statistics.
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