Safety tips for boaters ahead of the holiday

(WRIC) — Recreational Boating Safety Manager, Stacey Brown visited the 8News Studio Saturday morning ahead of the 4th of July.

Before you take a boat out on the water, make sure your registration is up to date. You can beat the lines by registering online.

Keep safety in mind to prevent a boating accident with these tips:

  • Avoiding distractions
  • Taking a boating safety course
  • Don’t drink and boat
  • Be safe – be prepared in case a boating incident does happen by:
  • Having the correct life jacket
  • Having other safety equipment
  • Using an engine cut-off switch
  • Make sure you have your communications bases covered
  • Have fun!

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