Now that March has already rolled around, residents in Arizona (and throughout the country) are gearing up for Spring. Many avid warm weather water junkies will jump head-first into boating activities as soon as soon as given the chance.
That first opportunity is right around the corner, with Spring Break looming on the schedule for many schools and universities. Boating and jet skiing is a popular activity for many Spring Breakers–particularly college student and young adults. Unfortunately, with boating always comes the risk of preventable accidents and injuries. Every year people throughout the state are hurt in different accidents on the water. According to the North American Safe Boating Campaign, in recent years there have been over 3,300 boating-related casualties annually. The majority of those accidents occur on traditional motorboats and many more strike on personal watercraft and jet-skis. Drowning and trauma caused by collisions are the two most common injuries affecting water travelers.
5 Simple Safe Boating Tips to ALWAYS Remember
This year, make a commitment to not become a statistic. The vast majority of boating and jet ski accidents are entirely preventable. Before getting on the water and enjoying the sun, take a moment to review some basic boating safety measures.