Boating Safety Tips: Holiday Weekend

With the Florida weather heating up, many people will be hitting the water to enjoy the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend.  As the boating season begins and the waterways become crowded with vessels and captains alike, the possibilities for accidents and fatalities are at their peak. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife officials, inattentiveness of the boat operator is one of the primary contributing factors in boating accidents, and alcohol was cited as the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. Law enforcement officers will be on patrol this weekend and throughout the boating season, with a keen eye out for … [Read more...]