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NJ State Police offer tips for safe boating

NEW JERSEY – Boating season is in full swing, and the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau would like to remind everyone of boating safety tips.

State Police want everyone to boat responsibly and here are some tips boaters can follow in order to maintain safe boating practices:

  • Operate your boat at a safe speed and be aware of your surroundings including other boaters and structures.
  • Riding on the bow or in a undesignated seat is dangerous and can result in serious or fatal injury.
  • Make sure to have personal flotation devices for each person on board.
  • Make sure to have a fire extinguisher.
  • Check the weather forecast before heading out on the water.
  • If you plan on drinking, do not operate a boat and have a designated operator.

The State Police also reminds you to do your equipment checks prior to departing the dock to ensure your safety and the safety of boaters around you.

For additional safety tips and boating information, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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