alcohol

U.S. Coast Guard Releases 2020 Boating Safety Statistics Report

The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics Report Wednesday, revealing that there were 767 boating fatalities nationwide in 2020, a 25.1 percent increase from 2019.

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Video: Professional Angler Scott Martin Shares His Most Important Boating Tip

This video reminds boaters that operating a boat under the impairment of alcohol or drugs is a really bad idea. Alcohol is the number one leading contributor to boating accidents. Take the pledge and Ride Dry, Drive Dry or at least designate a sober skipper.

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Video: Captain George Poveromo Shares His Most Important Boating Tip

This video reminds boaters that operating a boat under the impairment of alcohol or drugs is really bad idea. Alcohol is the number one leading contributor to boating accidents. Take the pledge and Ride Dry, Drive Dry or at least designate a sober skipper.

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Video: Lake of the Ozarks Impairment

Watch for the first time as we see the lasting effects that impaired boating has on first responders as Lake of the Ozarks Missouri Highway Patrolmen share their insights on years of impaired boater accident investigations. Corporal Stacey Mosher (25 years with Missouri water patrol) reports that alcohol was involved in every fatal incident she’s investigated, so it’s important for boaters, just like drivers, to always designate a sober skipper.

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Sober Skipper Social Media Post Ideas

Photos and social media content from the Sober Skipper program, with Facebook and Twitter specific messages included.

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Video: Always Paddle Sober

Being impaired by alcohol or drugs simply complicates any situation when it suddenly turns sideways. On a paddling excursion, the unpredictable nature of any body of water needs to be at the forefront of that clear mind.

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Video: Salty Jefferson and Sober Choices

Every paddler has heard the tales of ol’ Salty, or at least versions of them. In a case for clear decisions and safety on the water: Never paddle impaired.

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