Boat Responsibly This July 4th

High-Boating Traffic Is Expected and Boaters Should Be Focused On Safety
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Rachel Johnson, Executive Director of the National Safe Boating Council and Lead Organization for the annual Wear It! Boating Safety Campaign


(Manassas, VA, Thursday, June 18, 2015) - High-boating traffic is expected this July 4th as thousands of boaters will be out on the water with family and friends.

Rachel Johnson, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council and lead organization for the annual Wear It! boating safety campaign, says boaters should be focused on safety and always wear a life jacket.

SOUNDBITE #1:

WITH MORE BOATERS ENJOYING TIME ON THE WATER DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO BOAT RESPONSIBLY. MANY FACTORS CONTRIBUTE TO STAYING SAFE WHILE BOATING, SUCH AS ALWAYS WEARING A LIFE JACKET, BOATING SOBER, KNOWING NAVIGATIONAL RULES AND HAVING A PROPER LOOKOUT.

SOUNDBITE #2:

ALWAYS WEARING A LIFE JACKET IS A SIMPLE LIFE-SAVING STRATEGY FOR RECREATIONAL BOATING. NEW LIFE JACKETS ARE COMFORTABLE, LIGHTWEIGHT, COOLER AND STYLISH WITH INNOVATIVE OPTIONS, SUCH AS INFLATABLE LIFE JACKETS, ALLOWING MOBILITY AND FLEXIBILITY FOR ACTIVITIES LIKE BOATING, FISHING, PADDLING OR HUNTING.

 

To learn more, visit SafeBoatingCampaign.com.

 

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