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Boating Safety Fact Sheets

When and How to Report a Boating Accident

Learn how to report a boating accident, injury that is beyond first aid or a fatality.
 


Alcohol and Boating Don't Mix

Alcohol consumption on board a boat, not only effects the operator but all passengers. Refresh your knowledge about the dangers of boating under the influence here.

 

Before you get on the water for the first time, check out all of the many types of introductory boating safety classes around the state.
 
 

 

Boating Clean Practices

It's easy for boaters to keep our waterways clean by following these 10 tips for environmentally sound boating.
 

California Boating Laws

Easy to read explanation of California boating law including equipment, operation, and navigation are all available free, in the ABCs of California Boating.

 
 

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Carbon Monoxide

Exposure to carbon monoxide in large amounts from you boat can result in death. Learn the symptoms and prevention of this deadly boating danger.

Life Jackets

Questions about life jacket wear and California law are explained here. Learn about life jacket fit and how to choose the right life jacket.

 
 


Vessel Safety Checks

What is a vessel safety check? Learn about these courtesy equipment and safety checks and earn your safety seal.