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5 Tips for Boating Safety in Florida


1. Have a designated driver for your boat to avoid tragedies. Never drink and drive.

2. When starting your engine, make sure there is no one near your propeller. 

3. Wear a life jacket when on board and ensure all passengers wear flotation devices—especially children and vulnerable adults. 

4. Be mindful of weather changes and bring a radio on board.

5. Check the safety status of your boat regularly. Tip: The U.S. Coast Guard offers a free vessel safety check—at no cost and no consequences if you don't pass.

If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a boating accident, call your Florida personal injury attorneys at 1-800-FL-LEGAL. Rubenstein Law is available 7 days week.