It’s important to thoroughly know how to operate a vehicle before you get behind the wheel. This includes boats. Boat safety is especially important in a water-centric community like Lake Havasu City. Unfortunately, the incidence of accidents on the waterways increases dramatically during the summer months, when traffic on our lake increases. Luckily, many such accidents can be avoided with a little bit of education. That’s why everyone should take the Lake Havasu Boat Safety Program before they head out on the lake.
For just $5 per person, the Mohave County Public Library offers an NASBLA approved safety program every month. This month, it will be held on Saturday, August 17th. In the Lake Havasu Boat Safety Program, students will learn about basic nautical information, such as how to tie specific types of knots and learning about various types of boats. In addition, students are educated on proper anchoring, boating laws and regulations, the rules of the lake, registration requirements, how to navigate a boat, identifying and managing risk, how to dispose of waste and oil, trailering your boat correctly and much more.
One particularly important part covered in the Lake Havasu Boat Safety Program is the Operating Under the Influence rules and regulations. Just like a DUI on land, the OUI rules are very strict. Every year, we hear of at least one accident that has occurred due to mixing alcohol and boat use. You can be responsible and still have a good time.
One upside for boat owners is that most boat insurance companies offer discounts to boat owners who have taken the Lake Havasu Boat Safety Program. Ask your insurance agent if this is the case with your company.
Classroom settings are available at the library. To find out what the most recent schedule of classes is as well as reserve your spot, please call (623) 236-7235. However, an online Lake Havasu Boat Safety Program is available any time, if you would prefer. Simply visit the Boat Arizona Education website and take it at your convenience.
We all need to behave responsibly out on the lake. No one has a good time when someone gets hurt. Avoid injury and other problems by signing up for a Lake Havasu Boat Safety Program now.
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