Safe Boating Pledge Could Earn You the Best Prize Of All

by Guest Post on June 28, 2012

in Outdoors with Kids

Dan Farkas returns with another PSA from the National Safe Boating Council, and a chance to win a great prize, all to encourage boating safety.

Just think “Show and tell.”

Is summer really half over already?

Many parts of the country are seeing record high temperatures, which makes the water that much more appealing. So as parents try and figure out how to pack their luggage, their kids’ luggage, toys, coolers and other supplies needed to survive the trip, there is one more item you should really add to that list: a life jacket.

Granted, it may not always be an option to pack one. You might not even own one because you’re on the water once a year. But if this week is that one time a year you get out on the water, remember wearing a life jacket should not be optional. Ever.

According to the most recent U.S. Coast Guard report, New York had the fifth most boating fatalities and accidents in the country last year. And nationally, more than 80% of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. Wearing a life jacket saves lives. It’s that simple.

The National Safe Boating Council wants everyone to have fun on the water this summer while staying safe.

There are two simple things you can do to help spread the word while having fun at the same time. Just think “Show and tell.”

Show us how much fun you’re having while wearing a life jacket. Our “Safe Summer” boating stories let you share personal stories about how much the water means to you and your family. Plus, the best story wins a prize pack, including a free life jacket.

 Tell your friends wearing a life jacket is important. The “Safe Summer” pledge helps you remind friends and family to wear a life jacket each and every time they are on the water.

It’s time to cool down and create summer memories with friends and family. Be smart. Be safe. Wear a life jacket, and tell your friends and family to do the same.

Remember – always wear your life jacket!

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