After reading the articles and exploring the database, use the discussion area to add your own comments, analysis and suggestions. Here are some ideas to get you started:
• How often do you see boaters not wearing personal flotation devices? Do you always wear yours? Why or why not?
• How much of a problem are intoxicated boaters? Share your stories if you've observed any and suggest ways to keep them off waterways.
• What patterns or trends did you discover in the accident data for lakes, rivers and other waterways you use recreationally? Were any of the reports surprising and what surprised you about them?
• Add your own discussion topic
Find out what you need to know about live vests, flotation aids and other gear that can save your life if you're involved in a boating accident. (Adobe PDF document).
Compare the correct and incorrect ways to help a youngster put on a life jacket or life vest when boating. (Adobe PDF document).