Table 4-5 Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) and Drownings in Recreational Boating Accidents, 2000
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) and Drownings in Recreational
Boating Accidents, 2000
|Boat type||Was PFD worn ?||Total drownings|
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety, Boating Statistics - 2000, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/saf/pdf/boating_statistics_2000.pdf as of October 2001.
- Life jackets and other PFDs can reduce loss of life in boating accidents.
- 86 percent of the people who drowned in recreational boating accidents in 2000 were not using PFDs.