May 17th - May 23rd 2008 is Safe Boating Awareness Week
The Safe Boating Council is spreading the message of safe and responsible boating. There are five key messages:
Wear a Coast Guard-approved lifejacket or PFD that fits.
Don't drink and boat.
Take a boating course from an accredited provider.
Be prepared and ensure that your boat is well maintained.
Be mindful of the dangers of Cold Water Immersion and Hypothermia