With summer here, boating accidents in Connecticut are on the rise. Tragically, many of these accidents can be prevented by operating the boat in a safe manner. Below are just a few examples of negligent boating in Connecticut waters:
- To speed in no-wake zones.
- To disregard the Navigational Rules.
- To weave through congested waterway traffic.
- To operate under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- To operate at night without proper navigation lights.
- To operate a boat within an area clearly marked as restricted.
- To allow any person to ride on the bow, gunwale, transom or in any position that is obviously dangerous.
- To overload or overpower a boat beyond its safe carrying capacity or beyond what is prudent given weather and other operating conditions.
- Following too closely