The infographic is about Florida boating accidents and how the National Recreational Boating Safety Program is creating programs that promote the safety of boaters, minimizing the loss of life, personal injuries, and property damage. With their efforts, the overall safety of boaters on the water today has increased, and education for new boat drivers has improved.
Recreational boating is meant to be safe, fun way to enjoy the outdoors. The National Recreational Boating Safety Program collects data to help determine if these strategies are an effective tool to prevent boating accidents in the State of Florida and the entire United States.
Since 2009 there has been a sustained increase in boating accidents, topping in 2011 with 742 accidents in that year alone. The great majority of this accident are Florida residents wich accounts for over 70%. There are about over 800.000 registered vessels in Florida and one of their growing problems are boating accidents. This involves over 700 accidents per year.
An infographic by Kaire & Heffernan LLC.