Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: New Yorkers and the American people have made great strides toward eradicating the selfish scourge of drunk driving from our society. The numbers of needless deaths decline year after year and the legal penalties are stiffer than ever for those who choose to drive drunk or under the influence of drugs. Yet, those […]

Accident Avoidance

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A recent BoatUS study on collisions at sea noted that most accidents happen for three reasons: (1) inattention (the U.S. Coast Guard calls that “situational awareness”), (2) blind spots (“failure to keep a good look-out” in USCG-speak), and (3) speed (which everyone recognizes as dangerous). Inattention may be failing to heed the weather. You go […]

Boat Sober & Go Home Happy!

Boat Sober & Go Home Happy!

June 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Would you take two simple steps to increase your safety and avoid going to jail? There may not be many true magic formulas around, but John Fetterman, Director of Law Enforcement, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), has a proven one for boaters: “If you don’t drink when piloting a boat and […]