Section VI

Accident Data Charts

2000 California Boating Safety Report

The charts in this section are designed to provide general statewide information on boating accidents. Three groups of charts give information on:

  All Accidents

  PWC Accidents

  Fatal Accidents.

Charts for All Accidents

Some charts are organized by the number of accidents, which totaled 906. Other charts are organized by the number of vessels involved in accidents, which totaled 1,288. The totals listed on the charts Type of Accident and Cause of Accident exceed the total number of accidents because many accidents fell into more than one category. The chart Operators Involved in All Accidents by Age shows a total of 1,288 vessels. The chart also shows a total of 1,139, which indicates the total number of operators, as 149 vessels involved in accidents did not have operators.

Charts for PWC Accidents

The totals listed on the charts Type of Accident and Cause of Accident exceed the total number of PWC accidents, which was 293, because many accidents fell into more than one category.

Charts for Fatal Accidents

Totals on most of the charts containing information for fatal accidents add up to the total number of fatalities, which was 51. Other charts are organized by the total number of vessels involved in fatal accidents, which was 46. The total listed on the chart Cause of Accident exceeds the total number of fatalities because many accidents involving fatalities fell into more than one category.

Accident Data Charts

#

Description

#

Description

1

Accidents by Month

15

PWC - Type of Accident

2

Accidents by Day of the Week

16

PWC - Cause of Accident

3

Accidents by Time of Day

17

Fatalities by Month

4

Vessels Involved in All Accidents by Type

18

Fatalities by Day of the Week

5

Vessels Involved in All Accidents by Length

19

Fatalities by Time of Day

6

Operators Involved in All Accidents by Age

20

Fatalities by Type of Vessel

7

Operation at Time of Accident

21

Fatalities by Length of Vessel

8

Type of Accident

22

Operators Involved in Fatal Accidents by Age

9

Cause of Accident

23

Fatalities by Operation at Time of Accident

10

Accident Locations

24

Fatalities by Type of Accident

11

Water Skiing Accidents

25

Fatalities by Cause of Accident

12

Rented Vessels Involved in
All Accidents by Vessel Type

26

Fatalities by Accident Location

13

Vessels, PWC, and Open Motorboats
Involved in Accidents

27

Fatalities by Age of Victim

14

PWC - Operators Involved in Accidents by Age

28

Fatalities by Cause of Death

California Division of Boating and Waterways, May 2001