The Union Recorder

Editorials

May 28, 2014

Summer boating, summer fun, summer safety

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

An added danger of boating under the influence is that boaters often return to a landing at the end of the day, then drive home impaired on the roadways.

The law was established in memory of three young Georgia boating victims who died on Lake Lanier. Their young lives were cut short resulting from improper use of watercrafts, turning a day on the water into tragedy. In one of these instances, alcohol was deemed the cause.

Lake Sinclair has established locations where lake-goers can have their life jackets checked by DNR. These sites include Sunset Marina, off Highway 441 across from the Georgia Power Plant; Sinclair Marina on Sinclair Marina Road; and Twin Bridges Marina on Twin Bridges Road.

Additionally, local boating classes are available free of charge. Classes will be conducted June 16-17 and July 24-15 from 6 to 9 p.m. To register visit www.goboatgeorgia.com.

Other resource materials are available at www.georgiawildlife.com/boating/safety.

Memorial Day weekend is heralded as the kickoff to boating’s peak season, which continues through Labor Day. Visitors to the area lakes generate an influx of activity and certainly many positives. Taking precautions and following the new rules and regulations ensures that everyone can enjoy the lake this season safely and with peace of mind.

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