Section II

Boating Accident Program

2000 California Boating Safety Report

Exhibit II-3
Types and Causes of Accidents by Vessel Type


Types of Accidents
Open
Motorboats
Personal
Watercraft
Other
Vessels
All
Vessels
Collision with
Other Vessel—28%
Collision with
Other Vessel—67%
Collision with
Other Vessel—43%
Collision with
Other Vessel—38%
Skier/
Mishap—23%
Falls
Overboard—17%
Grounding—12% Skier/
Mishap—12%
Flooding/
Swamping—14%
Grounding—5% Flooding/
Swamping—11%
Grounding—10%
Flood/Swamp—10%



Causes of Accidents
Open
Motorboats
Personal
Watercraft
Other
Vessels
All
Vessels
Operator
Inattention—33%
Operator
Inexperience—61%
Operator
Inexperience—39%
Operator
Inexperience—42%
Operator
Inexperience—27%
Excessive
Speed—50%
Operator
Inattention—29%
Operator
Inattention—32%
Excessive
Speed—18%
Operator
Inattention—42%
Hazardous
Weather/Water—16%
Excessive
Speed—24%

California Division of Boating and Waterways, May 2001