2003 California Boating Safety Report

Table of Contents



LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


Section 1 –
INTRODUCTION

A. Boating Accident Program

B. Boating Law Enforcement Programs

C. Boating Safety Education Programs


Section 2 –
BOATING ACCIDENT PROGRAM

A. Limitations of the Analysis

B. 2003 Accident Summary

C. Accidents Involving Personal Watercraft

D. Accidents Involving Water Skiing

E. Accidents Involving Youths

F. Fatal Boating Accidents

G. Alcohol Use and Fatal Boating Accidents


Section 3 –
BOATING LAW ENFORCEMENT PROGRAMS

A. Financial Aid Program (Subvention Program)

B. Marine Law Enforcement Training Program


Section 4 –
BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

A. Educational Outreach to School-Age Children

B. Educational Outreach to the General Public

C. Public Information Education through Pamphlets

D. Abandoned Watercraft Removal Program


Section 5 –
2003 PROGRAM ENHANCEMENTS,
INITIATIVES, AND NEW LAWS

A. New Laws

B. Life Jacket Use

C. Personal Watercraft

D. Youth Operator Safety

E. Alcohol

F. Carbon Monoxide Education

G. Improved Internet Access

H. Other Safety Enhancements


Section 6 –
ACCIDENT DATA CHARTS


GLOSSARY OF TERMS