Alcohol Use a Factor In Recreational Boating Accidents

Recreational boating fatalities rose to 758 in 2011* – a 12.8 percent increase over 2010 and the highest number on record since 1998. Boating under the influence of alcohol (BUI) is a major cause, accounting for a disproportional number of deaths. Alcohol ranked seventh as a contributing factor in boating accidents overall, but was the #1 contributing factor in fatal accidents, where it figured in 16 percent of deaths.

 Top Ten Known Primary Contributing Factors in Fatal Boating Accidents

*Source: U.S. Coast Guard 2011 Recreational Boating Statistics.

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One response to “Alcohol Use a Factor In Recreational Boating Accidents

  1. Sort of like biking and scootering under the influence, I had never really given drunk boating much thought. Interesting stats and thanks for posting!

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