2003 California Boating Safety Report

Chart 9 — Cause of Accident

Total Causes = 1,512
Total Accidents = 963

Operator inattention was the most common cause of all accidents (40%), followed by operator inexperience (33%) and excessive speed (25%).

Many accidents had more than one cause, which is reflected in this chart.  The “Other” category includes causes that do not fit into any of the categories listed above.

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