The Safe Boating Initiative takes the rules of the road to Georgia's most popular and populated waterways. TEAM Georgia partners with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and other corporate participants to take this initiative afloat. The Safe Boating Program urges boat operators to pledge not to drink on the water and distribute boating safety tips along Georgia's premier waterways.
Did you know?
In 2014, there were a total of 277 BUI’s.
Alcohol use was the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents in 2015; where the primary cause was known,it was listed as the leading factor in 17% of deaths.
A boat operator is likely to become impaired more quickly than a driver (drink for drink).
The use of alcohol is involved in about 1/3 of all recreational boating fatalities.
Resource: Boating Safety Resource Center