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.
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BUI Citations

  • Total Citations 2018
  • Citations by Year Nationally
  • Citations by Year By 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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Incident Data by 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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Known Contributing Factors by Month

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


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National Boating Incident Data
National Boating Incident Data

  • 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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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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Seasonal Wear

  • Seasonal Wear States



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Education Requirements by State
Education Requirements by State

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


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Education Requirements

  • Mandatory Education
  • Required for Some Powerboats


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Life Jacket Wear

  • 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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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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Recreational Vessel Requirements
Recreational Vessel Registration

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


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Recreational Vessel Requirements
Titling & Registration Requirements

  • Vessels Required
  • Fees
  • Document Samples


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State Template (State Reported)

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


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Exposure Hours (2012)

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


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Life Jacket Wear by Select States
Life Jacket Wear by 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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NASBLA Certification Data

  • Per 1000 Motorized Registrations
  • Course Certifications Cumulative


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RBS Fiscal Statistics
(National and State)


  • Federal Allocations in Millions
  • State Allocations in Millions


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State Template (Federal Data)

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


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