As the spring weather approaches, boaters are going to start turning out on the waterways in droves. It is imperative that you understand that your day on the water can turn bad quickly if you opt to operate your boat after consuming alcohol. Boat operators are covered under laws aimed to prevent drunk boating, so be sure to stay sober so your day of fun doesn't include a trip to jail.
One reason for the boating under the influence laws is that the United States Coast Guard notes that drunk boating is more dangerous than drunk driving. This is partially because of the way being on the water affects boaters. These effects are enhanced by alcohol and the sun. It means that boaters could suffer from considerable difficulties making decisions and maneuvering the boat.