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Summer has finally arrived in Alberta! And many people like to take advantage of our warm summer days by escaping o their favorite lake for a little R&R, which often involves the operation of boats. While this is a fun pastime it can also be dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken. Canadian law also requires that boats are equipped with marine safety equipment. So we’re here to provide you with some information and tips to help you enjoy your boat in a safe way.
In addition to safety equipment the following items are suggested for boating excursions:
Alcohol and Boating
Every year hundreds of people die in unintentional water-related accidents and unfortunately almost 65% of these deaths resulted from the use of alcohol. Over 40% of boating related fatalities involve the use of alcohol. 37% of boaters in Canada admit to consuming alcohol every time they boat and
66% report they drink alcohol sometimes when boating.
How does alcohol consumption affect the boater?
Boating can be a fun activity for people of all ages when it’s done safely. So stay safe, stay sober (while boating anyways) and have a great summer!
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