Friday, July 15, 2022

Quick Boater Safety Note!

By Madison Harder, CdA Press and addition by Miles Moore,

The CdA Press had a great article about boating safety, and I wanted to post part of the article here... Click here to read the full article.

"The biggest struggle I find is that there is no mandated (boating) education from the state. We are one of five states that don't mandate anything right now."

KCSO offers a free boater safety class every third Saturday of the month. An online boating course is also available at offers boaters safety classes gear toward sailors that are new and or not to sailing.

Deputy Miller said he, and the other deputies, would have considerably fewer calls if people paid better attention to three factors:

• Alcohol consumption (see the negative results of boating while under the influence via the video below)

• Education

• Life jackets"

In addition, I am sure Deputy Miller would agree that having all the required safety gear on board is a must. To learn what you need contact the Kootenai County Sheriff Marine division to set an appointment to get checked and receive a sticker to place on your boat proving you are current. Their goal in a safety check is to help you be safe not to give you a ticket.

Click here for to contact Kootenai County Sheriff Marine Division...


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