From the 2000 United States Coast Guard Boating Statistics there were 7,740 accidents in the U.S. Many of these accidents were collisions, fires and skier mishaps. There were 701 deaths and 4,355 injuries. The open motor boat caused the most accidents in the United States. In 2000, 361 people were killed in accidents on this type of boat.
If you are wondering why authorities are trying to "take the fun out of boating," it's because many uneducated boaters think they have boating skills because they can drive a car. Wrong!
KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE ON THE WATER - EDUCATE YOURSELF!
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