You might’ve noticed that the days are slowly warming up and the evenings are getting longer. For those of us here in Central Texas that means it’s just about to be boating season. While boating is one of our time-honored … Continued
Many Austinites had the day off work to celebrate Memorial Day and honor America’s armed forces. Because Memorial Day is a holiday often associated with drinking, the Austin Police Department called for a “no-refusal” weekend from Friday evening until Tuesday … Continued
A calm afternoon on the water in California recently turned deadly when a yacht crashed into a larger boat, killing at least three crew members. The yacht had been racing and the driver lost control of the boat. This is … Continued
If you plan on boating this summer, be sure to take extra precautions to avoid a Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) charge. Law enforcement agencies in the greater Austin area have been joining forces to eliminate drunk boating on local lakes. … Continued
Accidents in the water often lead to serious brain, back, and neck injuries. In 2007 alone there were 3,686 reported injuries due to boating in Texas, and a total of 5,223 boating-related accidents.
Boating accidents have become a serious problem in recent years due to more and more people owning their own vessels. Many accidents are a result of negligence, carelessness, or intoxication on the driver’s behalf, or from inexperienced operators getting behind the wheel.