National Safe Boating Week

By: Samantha Boatman Email
By: Samantha Boatman Email

This week is National Safe Boating Week. The campaign is aimed at reducing boating deaths and accidents by raising awareness about boat safety.

Number one on the list: always wear your life jacket.

Some other reminders: never boat under the influence, take a boating safety course, and get a free vessel safety check.

A vessel safety check takes less than 15 minutes, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be doing those free from 9am to 1pm at the Tahoe City boat ramp on May 26th.

You'll get a vsc sticker for 2012, so you can put it on your boat to let law enforcement know you've passed the safety check.

Also big on memorial day weekend is parties, and police across the state and even in California are cracking down on drunk drivers.

There are going to be checkpoints in the city of Lake Tahoe throughout the weekend.

Law enforcement says in the summer months, they do see a rise in DUI deaths and injuries.

If you do see a driver weaving, crossing the center line, or a driver is slow to start at a green light report them immediately by calling 911.

Also remember, you can get a DUI on the water.

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