Figure 5-1 - Alcohol Use as a Contributing Factor in Accidents, 2002-2006

Figure 5-1 - Alcohol Use as a Contributing Factor in Accidents, 2002-2006

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Figure 5-1 - Alcohol Use as a Contributing Factor in Accidents, 2002 to 2006.  If you are a user with disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics, 2006; available at: http://www.uscgboating.org as of Mar. 24, 2008.

  • Alcohol use reported as a cause of the accident implies that the use of alcohol by a boat's occupants was a cause of the accident.
  • In 2006, alcohol use was either a direct or indirect contributing factor in approximately 20% of fatalities.