Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Safe Boating Tip of the Week from Utah State Parks


Salt Lake City – While boating on Utah’s waters, be aware of marine stressors such as heat from the sun, glare off the water, vibration and noise of a boat's motor, and motion caused by waves and wind.

After nearly four hours on the water, these stressors produce a reaction time similar to being under the influence of alcohol. Marine stressors weaken your body and slow your reaction time enough to increase your accident risk. Rest frequently on land to reduce the impacts of stressors on your body.

For more safe boating tips visit http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/ or call (801) 538-BOAT. Wear it Utah!

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