Dear Safe Boater,
"Rock Your Boat" this summer by practicing 5 easy safety steps.
- Wear a life jacket
- Avoid alcohol
- Watch your kids
- Wear a engine cutoff switch
- Learn to swim and take a Boater Education Course
With more Texans enjoying the water in 2021, we've seen upticks in the numbers of boating and water related accidents and injuries. Accidents on the water happen fast. As we enter boating season, we want you to "Rock Your Boat!"
These steps are critical in practicing boating safety and ignoring them can lead to unfortunate results. See true stories from people affected by boating or swimming-related accidents.
U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in 79% of recreational boating fatalities in 2019, and that 86% of those who drowned were not wearing a life jacket.