Southern Boating

QUIZ: Are you a safe boater?

It’s Safe Boating Week! Are you a safe boater? Find out with our Safe Boating Quiz.

We all know that what looks like a perfect day for boating can quickly become hazardous if someone ends up in the water. That’s why safety advocates across the U.S. and Canada team up each year to promote safe and responsible boating during National Safe Boating Week. Their main focus is consistent use of life jackets. This year, National Safe Boating Week is observed May 19th through 25th.

We’ve created an unofficial quiz to test you on life jacket use and other boat safety rules. Will you pass the quiz with flying colors or are you just a nautical novice?

Take our (completely unofficial) safe boating quiz to see if you’re worth your salt!

Don’t forget that National Safe Boating Week starts May 19th and runs through May 25th.

Each year hundreds of lives are lost… thousands are injured… and millions of dollars of property damage occurs because of preventable recreational boating accidents on U.S. waterways. Too often pleasure outings turn tragic. You as a boat operator, passenger, or concerned individual can make a difference.

The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that life jackets could have saved the lives of over 80 percent of boating fatality victims.  Accidents can and do happen with terrifying speed on the water. There’s rarely time to reach stowed life jackets.

As the boat operator, you are responsible for the safety of your passengers.  The U.S. Coast Guard challenges you and your passengers to wear your life jacket all the time while underway.

Not sure what you need aboard your boat to comply with the law? You can schedule a vessel safety check through the USCG.

Oh, and did we mention that it’s free? Find a location near you.