Ohio Offering Several Safety Programs As Part Of National Safe Boating Week

by | May 17th, 2013

May 17, 2013

With National Safe Boating Week beginning tomorrow and running through May 24, officials in Ohio are launching several programs aimed at preventing Ohio Boat Accidents.

The first campaign is being called “Ready, Set, Wear It!” and aims to educate the public about always wearing a life preserver when riding in or on a watercraft. The event will take place at Gander Mountain and Berlin Lake and will feature officials showing boaters how to properly wear a life jacket. John Johnson, the CEO of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, points out that modern life jackets are extremely comfortable to wear as well as being stylish. He adds the key to safety is wearing the jacket at all times when on the water.

An article from The Canton Repository explains the week of safety events will also include a four-session boating safety course. The program will take place at the community room of the Acme Grocery Store in North Canton, Ohio.  Taking the course is free of charge and will cover such topics as boating regulations and law, watercraft maintenance and safety, as well as operator courtesy. Completing the course satisfies the mandatory boating safety class required for boaters who were born after January, 1982.

The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy applaud such programs being offered and hope they are successful in preventing injuries and fatalities resulting from an accident.