Section VI

Accident Data Charts

2000 California Boating Safety Report

Chart 14
PWC-Operators Involved in Accidents by Age

Total Vessels = 418

Operators in the 11-20 age group were involved in more accidents than any other age group followed by operators in the 21-30 age group.

"No Operator" refers to accidents involving vessels where there was no operator present at the time of the accident. Most of these vessels were in vessel slips, tied to docks, or moored, and were struck by other vessels. Because PWC do not tend to be housed in slips, due to their small size, the number of vessels in this category is much smaller than the "No Operator" category for overall boating accidents. Some reports submitted to the Department do not include operator age information, as indicated by the "Age Unknown" category.

California Division of Boating and Waterways, May 2001