Know the laws before you launch. It’s a simple mantra that all boaters should take seriously.
“It is the responsibility of all boaters to know the rules of the water,” said Brad Seeley, senior marine product manager for Foremost Insurance Company. “One of the best ways to learn is to take a boater’s safety course. Instruction can help save lives.” According to the 2015 United States Coast Guard data, 90% of boating deaths occurred in accidents with operators that hadn’t taken a safety course.