Table 4-3 Recreational Boating Safety, Alcohol Involvement, and Property Damage, 1995–2000
Recreational Boating Safety, Alcohol Involvement, and Property
|Accident report cites alcohol involvement||472||601||698||704||633||696|
|Property damage (current $ millions)||30.3||23.2||29||31||28.9||34.7|
|Numbered boats (millions)||11.7||11.9||12.3||12.6||12.7||12.8|
a The numbers for recreational boating safety are raw numbers. The U.S. Coast Guard reports a 6 percent addition [as suggested by DOT Inspector General] because they found a discrepancy in a review of SARMIS and BARD data (see the discussion found in the DOT FY2003 Performance Plan on page 135 under details of recreational boating fatalities).
NOTE: Only a small fraction of property damages and nonfatal accidents are reported to the U.S. Coast Guard.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety, Boating Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
- Alcohol involvement in reported accidents accounted for 31 percent of all boating fatalities in 2000.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety, Boating Statistics – 2000, p. 7.