Friday, July 2, 2010

Have a Safe July 4th Boating Weekend

July 4th weekend is one of the most popular holiday weekends for boating in Florida. With the hot weather and extra day(s) off the need to be out on the water is great. Who doesn't want to see all the wonderful fireworks displays from their boat or just go out for a fun day on the water. But problems occur with the mixture of boating and alcohol as well as when people don't wear life jackets. FWC along with sheriff's and local police departments will be out on the water in force this weekend ensuring the safety of boaters. They are all involved in Operation Dry Water, a national effort that calls attention to the dangerous practice of operating a boat under the influence of alcohol. So stay safe, use good judgment, and enjoy your weekend out on the water!