Safe Sailing Through Summer

BOATING GROUPS SAY N-C SHOULD REQUIRE SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS…THAT REQUIRE PASSING A FINAL TEST…AFTER THREE PEOPLE DIED IN BOAT CRASHES NEAR CHARLOTTE OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

NORTH CAROLINA REQUIRES BOATING SAFETY TRAINING *ONLY* FOR THOSE WERE BORN IN 1988 OR LATER…AND ISONE OF 26 STATES THAT REQUIRES BOATING COURSES BASED ON A PERSON’S AGE.

THE WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION SAYS 20 OF THE 23 BOATING THIS YEAR HAVE INVOLVED DRIVERS WHO WERE 30 OR OLDER AND EXEMPT FROM THE TRAINING REQUIREMENT.