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 for after drilling down, click on the back arrow icon at the base of the chart or graphic (when illustrated).
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Accident Data

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

  • 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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State Template (State Reported)

  • Boating Accident Statistics
  • Law Enforcement Statistics
  • Education Statistics
  • Fiscal Statistics
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Exposure Hours (2012)

  • Out of State Operators in Accidents
  • Powerboat Exposure Hours Per Capita
  • Exposure Hours in 1000s
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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 Accident Statistics
  • Law Enforcement Statistics
  • Education Statistics
  • Fiscal Statistics
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