Boating Safety Starts with You
Safety on the water is everyone's responsibility, and it starts with you! Here are 5 things you can do to share about boating safety.
1. Be a gear junkie. Have all your boating gear and know how to use it, like always wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket. Take the Wear It pledge.
3. Join the conversation. Check out the 2020 Summer Partner Toolkit for social media images and suggested posts to join the conversation on your favorite social media network.
4. Be a responsible boater. Nearly a quarter of all reported boating accidents in 2018 were caused by operator inattention or improper lookout. Always boat responsibly.
5. Be a role model. Be part of an effort to normalize responsible boating by being a role model for the next generation of safe boaters.
Thank you to our members for your support during Wear Your Life Jacket to Work (or Home) Day and National Safe Boating Week. It was amazing seeing the incredible number of social media posts reminding boaters to be responsible when on the water. The RBS community's rally around our Safe Boating Campaign adapted outreach resources due to COVID-19 was nothing less than fantastic. In the absence of public outreach events, our team asked for your help in opening your pipelines to reach boaters, and you stepped up - thank you!
As we all anticipate a heavy boating season, let’s use this momentum as a springboard for our summer season and continue to share important boating safety reminders. It is during challenging times that we discover our true strength as a community. We truly appreciate your partnership.