Section II

Boating Accident Program

2000 California Boating Safety Report

Exhibit II-7
2000 PWC-Related Accidents by County*


County Number of
Accidents
Number of
Injuries
Number of
Fatalities
Amount of
Property Damage
Amador211$0
Butte670$7,500
Calaveras1590$30,450
Colusa100$2,000
Contra Costa431$1,350
El Dorado640$15,900
Fresno840$23,000
Kern950$28,750
Kings100$1,600
Lake10100$8,400
Los Angeles31230$34,850
Madera560$5,500
Mariposa110$0
Merced120$0
Monterey110$600
Napa1380$33,050
Nevada120$0
Orange**510$4,950
Placer1180$24,900
Plumas110$0
Riverside20161$23,900
Sacramento220$1,550
San Bernardino33303$48,000
San Diego33340$21,450
San Joaquin1290$14,900
San Luis Obispo660$3,000
Santa Barbara100$3,000
Santa Clara460$4,500
Shasta11110$24,600
Solano310$3,400
Sonoma100$5,000
Stanislaus960$12,800
Trinity330$0
Tulare440$13,6000
Tuolumne1270$30,450
Ventura110$2,500
Yolo240$6,800
Yuba420$5,400
TOTAL2932386$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.

** The increase in boating accidents in Orange County when compared with accident totals appearing in reports prior to 1999 is not due to an increase in accidents, but rather an increase in the reporting of accidents to the Department.

California Division of Boating and Waterways, May 2001