Section VI

Accident Data Charts

2000 California Boating Safety Report

Chart 16
PWC-Cause of Accident

Total Causes = 502
Total Accidents = 293

Operator inexperience (61%), excessive speed (50%) and operator inattention (42%) were the most common causes of PWC-related accidents.

Many PWC-related accidents had more than one cause, which is reflected in this chart. The "Other" category includes causes that do not fit into any of the categories listed above.

California Division of Boating and Waterways, May 2001