2006 California Boating Safety Report
California Division of Boating and Waterways


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. Findings
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 Abatement Program

Section 5:
2005-2006 Program Enhancements

A. Media Outreach
B. Other Outreach to the Public

Section 6:
Accident Data Charts

Chart 1
Accidents by
Month
Chart 2
Accidents by
Day of the Week
Chart 3
Accidents by
Time of Day
Chart 4
Vessels Involved in
All Accidents by Type
Chart 5
Vessels Involved in
All Accidents by Length
Chart 6
Operators Involved in
All Accidents by Age
Chart 7
Operation at
Time of Accident
Chart 8
Type of
Accident
Chart 9
Cause of
Accident
Chart 10
Accident
Locations
Chart 11
Water Skiing
Accidents
Chart 12
Rented Vessels Involved in
All Accidents by Type
Chart 13
Vessels, PWC, & Open Motorboats Involved in Accidents
Chart 14
Open Motorboats/PWC – Operators Involved in Accidents by Age
Chart 15
Open Motorboats/PWC –
Type of Accident
Chart 16
Open Motorboats/PWC –
Cause of Accident
Chart 17
Fatalities by
Month
Chart 18
Fatalities by
Day of the Week
Chart 19
Fatalities by
Time of Day
Chart 20
Fatalities by
Type of Vessel
Chart 21
Fatalities by
Length of Vessel
Chart 22
Operators Involved in
Fatal Accidents by Age
Chart 23
Fatalities by Operator at
Time of Accident
Chart 24
Fatalities by
Type of Accident
Chart 25
Fatalities by
Cause of Accident
Chart 26
Fatalities by
Accident Location
Chart 27
Fatalities by
Age of Victim
Chart 28
Fatalities by
Cause of Death