"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." ~ Benjamin Franklin

My PSA for the H2O

>> Monday, June 30, 2008

We live quite close to the main lake in our area. In fact, when there is an emergency call to the lake we know about it right away- the emergency vehicles go past our house. I get a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach every time I see the rescue boat and divers pass as I know someone has been hurt, or maybe died, in a boating accident (often due to alcohol).

People who would never drink and get behind the wheel of a car are much less careful on a boat. Since we have a long weekend coming up- a weekend when more people will be out on lakes and rivers, I want to share a bit with you about Boating Operating Under the Influence. Fact: the legal limit for operating a boat is the same as for operating a car. Fact: you face the same penalties for operating a boat while intoxicated as you do a car. Fact: law enforcement will be out in full force on our waterways this weekend.

If that doesn't get your attention watch this short video:

Boating Education should be just as important as driver's education. Be safe this weekend. Just because it's on water doesn't mean you're safer...


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