Boating Safety

When it comes to boating, the bridge safety officers and state police stationed in Oxford at Lake Zoar simply want boaters to be safe while they’re on the water. Four towns border Lake Zoar — Monroe, Oxford, Newtown and Southbury.

Boating Safety in Connecticut

The patrol teams look for many things including: reckless boating, boating under the influence and failure to have life jackets. According to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, there were nine boating-related deaths in Connecticut in 2017. Hoping to avoid tragedies are planning to educate local boaters before they take to the water.  Recently as part of these efforts, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection started hosting local water safety classes. Among the information being included is: state boating regulations. 

In general, most safety personnel would advise that anyone on any boat to wear a personal flotation device.  Another real issue today is boating under the influence. Adults are considered under the influence of alcohol if their blood alcohol content is at .08 and those younger than 21 are considered under the influence if their blood alcohol is at .02.  

Safety Tips for Boating

If you have questions about any boating regulations or safety classes, contact DEEP.  They will be able to provide you with the information you are looking for or can put you in touch with the proper authorities.  Remember, before you boat, make sure you have the proper safety equipment on board, that you or someone else is sufficiently trained to operate the boat, that you’ve been trained in all of the safety procedures, that the person driving is not drinking alcohol and that you are aware of the weather conditions as well as the boating conditions.  Then be prepared to have a great time!

Contact the Boating Accident Lawyers of Wocl Leydon Today!

If you have been a victim of a personal watercraft crash in Connecticut, you may have sustained injuries that caused you pain, missed work, lost wages, and other personal and financial losses. Working with the experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyers at Wocl Leydon who understand boating laws and how to pursue a boating accident lawsuit is essential. Contact us today.