Safe Boating Week Marked

National Safe Boating Week is underway, and Florida’s waterways are some of the most popular in the nation. With over 1 million registered vessels, Florida leads the country in recreational boating. In 2023, 659 boating accidents were reported in Florida, 30% caused by collisions. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission emphasizes education, offering boating safety courses to reduce accidents. Boaters are also reminded to avoid impaired operation to ensure a safe and enjoyable boating experience.