Section VI

Accident Data Charts

2000 California Boating Safety Report

Chart 9
Cause of Accident

Total Causes = 1,361
Total Accidents = 906

Operator inexperience was the most common cause of all accidents (42%) followed by operator inattention (32%) and excessive speed (24%).

Many 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