National Safe Boating Week
Although Florida’s boating season never really ends, the traditional start is marked by National Safe Boating Week, from May 16-22. This is a time for boaters to focus on simple, effective steps that make boating safer. This includes paying close attention while operating a vessel and wearing a life jacket on the water.
A high number of reportable accidents are due to inattention and failure to keep a proper look by the operator. Many fatal accidents are drownings due to simple falls overboard. These accidents most likely would not have resulted in a fatality if boaters had worn their life jackets.
Visit Wear It Florida for more information about the campaign.