It is always fun to go out on the lake or river to enjoy the time in the sun, and spend time relaxing with friends and family. Boats are a become more commonplace during summer months. But we tend to forget that boats are large vehicle, and unlike cars they do not have brakes.
Boats are becoming faster and more powerful each year. It is all about horsepower, engine size and how fast will it go from 0 to 60 mph. However, unlike a car, boat owners are not required to carry liability insurance.
According to Recreational Boating Statistics, in the year 2014 alone there were over four thousand boating accidents in the State of California. Out of those four thousand 548 were fatal. The majority of the accident and deaths are related, but not limited to: alcohol and drug use, excessive speed, improper lookout, operator inexperience, improper loading and anchoring, and even carbon monoxide exposure. (more…)