Safe boating campaign reminds boaters to boat responsibly during National Safe Boating Week

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Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day on Friday, May 17. This annual event is a fun, educational way to heighten life jacket awareness and highlight the various styles. Boating enthusiasts are encouraged to wear their life jacket to work, snap a picture, and share their photo on social media with the hashtags #lifejacket2work and #safeboating. The Safe Boating Campaign continues throughout the boating season with local outreach efforts around the world, including Ready, Set, Wear It Life Jacket Events on various dates. These family-friendly events teach boaters about the importance of always wearing a life jacket, along with helpful care and maintenance information. Boaters can connect with campaign partners in their local community at The Safe Boating Campaign reminds boaters to follow these safety tips:

  • Take a boating safety course.
  • Wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket.
  • Watch the weather.
  • No distracted boating.
  • Travel at safe speeds.
  • Never boat under the influence.
  • Have more than one communication device that works when wet.
More safe boating tips and educational resources can be found at The Safe Boating Campaign is produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.]]>

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