2003 California Boating Safety Report

Chart 6 — Operators Involved in All Accidents by Age

Total Operators = 1,186
Total Vessels = 1,344

Operators in the 31-40 age group were involved in more accidents than any other age group, followed closely by operators in the 21-30 and 41-50 age groups.

“No Operator” refers to accidents involving vessels where there was no operator present at the time of the accident.  Most of these vessels were in vessel slips, tied to docks, or moored, and were struck by other vessels.  Some accident reports submitted to the Department do not include operator age information, as indicated by the “Age Unknown” category.

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