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Research & Statistics

alcohol use as a contributing factorAlcohol use as a contributing factor

Alcohol use as a contributing factor of fatalities, accidents and injuries since the conception of Operation Dry Water in 2009.

Where Alcohol Use Was The Primary Contributing Factor:

  • Alcohol use continues to be the leading known contributing factor in recreational boating deaths in the United States.

  • Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents; where the primary cause was known, it was listed as the leading factor in 23% of deaths.


Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Dashboard

Boating Under the Influence Dashboard

Boating Under the Influence Dashboard:

  • Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Level

  • Legalized Cannabis

  • Vehicle Operation Privileges¬†

  • Implied Consent

  • Preliminary Breath Test Instrument Use

  • Reason for Stop

BUI Dashboard
Boating Under the Influence (BUI)

The Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Report and Dashboard were produced in 2019 by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators through a grant funded by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics

Every year, the U.S. Coast Guard compiles statistics on reported recreational boating accidents. These statistics are derived from accident reports that are filed by the owners / operators of recreational vessels involved in accidents.

USCG Accident Statistics