Safe Boating Week May 22-28th
Navigation Rules of the Road: May 28
The following is a safe boating message from the National Safe Boating Council
Do you know what to do when approaching, meeting or over taking another boat? Before you take your boat out on the water this season, it’s important that you know the “nautical rules of the road.”
The nautical rules of the road are the navigation rules for preventing collisions on the water. Knowing the nautical rules of the road is important for all boaters. Knowing what to do when meeting, crossing or over taking another boat can prevent costly damage to your boat, personal injury or even loss of life. Whenever you believe there is a risk of collision you should slow down, stop or steer away from the situation as described in the navigation rules. Maintaining a proper lookout and a safe speed are all a part of the navigation rules and should be an important part of your boat operation.
Take some time to learn the nautical rules of the road this summer and ensure safer boating for you, your family, and the other boaters on the water. To learn more, visit the National Safe Boating Council online, at www.SafeBoatingCouncil.org.
THIS MESSAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL, WHICH REMINDS YOU THAT NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK IS MAY 22 THROUGH 28.
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