Any idiot can tell you that drunken ‘tards in stupid speed boats are the biggest offenders here. Sure, there are normal dopes drunkenly operating a vast array of (mostly power) boat causing all kinds of fuckery, but we all know the real story here.
We’d bet that if you substituted weed in lieu of the booze, the only real damage would be 7/11’s running out of Doritos and Slurpees. – ed.
The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report on Tuesday, revealing that there were 633 boating fatalities nationwide in 2018, a 3.8 percent decrease from 2017.
From 2017 to 2018, overall recreational boating injuries also decreased 4.5 percent (2,629 to 2,511), and the total number of accidents decreased 3.4 percent (4,291 to 4,145).
Alcohol continued to be the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents in 2018, accounting for 100 deaths (19 percent) of total fatalities. Read on.