Proactive steps to stay safe while on the water

With warmer weather comes an increase in boating traffic on New York waterways. A year-and-a-half after the enactment of Brianna's Law, safety remains of paramount importance. A friendly reminder of responsible operating practices is important, particularly if it helps prevent deaths and injuries on the water. First and foremost, boaters should ensure that their paperwork is in order, including any mandatory safety certificates. Before the launch, boaters should also have safety gear and equipment, including life jackets, first aid kits and...

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