Section II

Boating Accident Program

2000 California Boating Safety Report

Exhibit II-6
1993-2000 PWC Accidents, Injuries,
Fatalities, and Property Damage*


Year Number of
Accidents
Number of
Injuries
Number of
Fatalities
Amount of
Property Damage
19932481785$306,900
19942571787$294,800
19953532266$579,550
19963852988$508,300
19973912768$709,450
19982291619$384,050
19992642156$447,550
20002932386$436,650

* An accident is considered reportable if: a person dies, disappears, or is injured requiring medical attention beyond first aid; damage to a vessel or other property damage exceeds $500; or there is complete loss of a vessel. Not all accidents are reported to the Department, due to either nonobserverance or ignorance of the reporting law.

California Division of Boating and Waterways, May 2001