Memorial Day is a day to give thanks to those who have served while spending time with those we care about. For some, Memorial Day is spent traveling to see their families. For others, it marks the start of the summer season. Boating is a popular summer activity that has become increasingly hazardous in recent years, due in part by the increasing numbers of inexpecrienced boaters, as well as excessive alcohol consumption while boating.
We encourage our readers to enjoy your boating weekends, but to do it safely. According to the San Francisco Gate, close to 25% of boating injuries occur on the extended weekends of Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day.
Please consider the following tips by Discover Boating on how to enjoy a safe boating weekend at the beach:
As we’ve written previously, boating safely requires participants to actually “think” about safety issues in advance, including the dangers of boating while intoxicated. Enjoy your boating activities, but remeber to practice safety measures while doing so.
Contact our Washington, D.C. personal injury attorneys if you have questions about your injuries due to a boating incident.