Boating Safety Dashboards

With grant funding from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, these Boating Safety Dashboards provide ready access to U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and state-level recreational boating safety (RBS) data for evidence-based program enhancements. Dashboard illustrations are developed using unique boating accident report database (BARD) data from individual states not readily available or published at the national level. Within dashboards, scroll over or click on individual charts and graphics to drill down to additional detail or for side-by-side comparisons. To return to the home page after drilling down, click on the back arrow icon at the base of the chart or graphic (when illustrated). If you have trouble viewing a dashboard, make sure you're using the latest version of your web browser. Users with visual impairment or anyone wanting to see tables of the data may click on "Text Version" link under each dashboard.
Boating Exposure Hours

  • 2012 Powerboat Exposure Hours Per Capita
  • 2012 Exposure Hours in 1000s

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Boating Incident Data – Contributing Factors

  • Incidents by Month
  • Injuries by Month
  • Fatalities by Month

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Boating Incident Data – National

  • Boating Incidents by State by Year
  • Boating Injuries by State by Year
  • Boating Fatalities by State by Year
  • National Incidents, Injuries & Fatalities
  • National Incidents, Injuries & Fatalities Per 100K Boats

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Boating Incident Data - State

  • Fatalities per 100K Boats
  • Average Annual Fatalities
  • Motorized Fatalities per 100K Motor Boats
  • Average Motorized v. Non-Motorized Fatalities
  • Out of State

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Boating Under the Influence (BUI)

  • Blood Alcohol Content Level
  • Legalized Cannabis
  • Vehicle Operating Privileges
  • Implied Consent
  • Preliminary Breath Test Instrument Use
  • Reason for Stop

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BUI - Citations

  • Total Citations 2019
  • Citations by Year Nationally
  • Citations by Year By State

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BUI - Operating Privileges

  • BUI conviction impact on driving

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Education Certification Data

  • Per 1000 Motorized Registrations
  • Course Certifications Cumulative

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Education Requirements – National

  • Mandatory Education
  • Required for Some Powerboats

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Education Requirements – State

  • Who is Required to Have a Boating Education Card
  • Powerboats this Applies to
  • Requirements for Adult Visiting Boaters

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Life Jacket Requirements

  • Maximum PFD Wear Age - State
  • State-specific details on wear requirements
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Life Jacket Wear – National

  • All Boaters
  • All Boaters (without PWC)
  • Age Accumulation
  • % of Fatalities from Drowning
  • Maximum Age Required
  • % of Fatalities as Drownings
  • % of Drownings with PFD

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Life Jacket Wear – Select States

  • Wear Percentage by Vessel Type
  • Wear Percentage by Age for Power Boats
  • Wear Percentage by Age for Sail Boats
  • Wear Percentage by Age for Paddlecraft

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Operation Dry Water - Results

  • Agencies & Officers
  • Vessel & Boat Contacts
  • Non-BUI Citations & Warnings
  • BUI Citations
  • Highest BAC

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Paddlecraft Incidents & Fatalities

  • % Drownings of Total Fatals
  • Fatalities by Vessel Type
  • Total Paddlecraft Fatalities by Year
  • Paddlecraft Incidents by Contributing Factors
  • Incident Types

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Paddlecraft vs Open Motorboat Incidents & Fatalities

  • % Drownings of Total Fatals
  • Fatalities by Vessel Type
  • Motorized vs Non-Motorized Fatalities
  • Incidents by Contributing Factors
  • Incident Types

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Paddlesports Participation (OIA)

  • Participation by Vessel Type
  • Sales by Purchase Location
  • Incidents by Contributing Factor
  • Incident Types

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Paddlesports Participation 2 (OIA)

  • Yr over Yr Participation
  • Demographics
  • Training

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Paddlesports Participation by Region

  • Canoe by Year
  • Kayak by Year
  • SUP by Year
  • Raft by Year

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Paddling Resources - State

  • Water Trails
  • Float Trip Destinations
  • National Rivers Project
  • Paddlesports Safety Video Series
  • Rental Operations, Liveries and Outfitters

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RBS Fiscal Statistics(National and State)

  • Federal Allocations in Millions
  • State Allocations in Millions

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Recreational Vessel Registrations

  • Registration by State by Year
  • National Registration by Year
  • Motorized Registration by Length & Year
  • Non-Motorized Registration by Propulsion & Year

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State Performance Data - Federal Reported

  • Boating Incident Statistics
  • Law Enforcement Statistics
  • Education Statistics
  • Fiscal Statistics

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State Performance Data - State Specific

  • Boating Incident Statistics
  • Law Enforcement Statistics
  • Education Statistics
  • Fiscal Statistics

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State Titling & Registration Requirements

  • Vessels Required
  • Fees
  • Document Samples

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