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Stricter boater education requirements would increase safety on the water

from The Victoria Advocate

A total of 191 boating accidents were reported to Texas Parks and Wildlife in 2019, which killed 50 people and injured 92. Human error remains the leading cause of boating accidents, according to the U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division. Some boaters think stricter requirements would make drivers more equip to handle changing weather conditions and avoid accidents, including Chris Mapp, a longtime boater and owner of Coastal Bend Marine & Auto Part in Port O'Connor, Texas. more

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