1998 California Boating Safety Report

Table of Contents

Director's Letter

Executive Summary

  1. Introduction

    1. Boating Accident Program

    2. Boating Law Enforcement Programs

    3. Boating Safety Education Programs

  2. Boating Accident Program

    1. Limitations of the Analysis

    2. 1998 Accident Summary

    3. Accidents Involving Personal Watercraft(PWC)

    4. Accidents Involving Youths

    5. Fatal Boating Accidents

    6. Alcohol Use and Fatal Boating Accidents

  3. Boating Law Enforcement Programs

    1. Financial Aid Program

    2. Law Enforcement Training Program

  4. Boating Safety Education Programs

    1. Educational Outreach to School-Age Children

    2. Educational Outreach to the General Public

    3. Public Information

    4. Abandoned Watercraft Removal Program

  5. 1998 Program Enhancements, Initiatives, and New Laws

    1. Life Jacket Use

    2. Personal Watercraft Safety

    3. Youth Operator Safety

    4. Alcohol Use

    5. Other Safety Program Enhancements and Initiatives

    6. New Laws

  6. Accident Data Charts

  7. Glossary of Terms

List of Exhibits and Charts

Exhibits

Charts

          All Accidents

  1. Accidents by Month

  2. Accidents by Day of the Week

  3. Accidents by Time of Day

  4. Vessels Involved in All Accidents by Type

  5. Vessels Involved in All Accidents by Length

  6. Operators Involved in All Accidents by Age

  7. Operation at Time of Accident

  8. Type of Accident

  9. Cause of Accident

  10. Accident Locations

  11. Water Skiing Accidents

  12. Vessels Involved in All Accidents by Rental Status

  13. Rented Vessels Involved in All Accidents by Vessel Type

    Personal Watercraft Accidents

  14. PWC - Operators Involved in Accidents by Age

  15. PWC - Type of Accident

  16. PWC - Cause of Accident

    Boating Fatalities

  17. Boating Fatalities - Accidents by Month

  18. Boating Fatalities - Accidents by Day of the Week

  19. Boating Fatalities - Accidents by Time of Day

  20. Boating Fatalities - Vessels Involved in Accidents by Type

  21. Boating Fatalities - Vessels Involved in Accidents by Length

  22. Boating Fatalities - Operators Involved in Accidents by Age

  23. Boating Fatalities - Operation at Time of Accident

  24. Boating Fatalities - Type of Accident

  25. Boating Fatalities - Cause of Accident

  26. Boating Fatalities - Accident Locations

  27. Boating Fatalities - Age of Victim

  28. Boating Fatalities - Cause of Death