Alcohol affects judgment, vision, balance and coordination. These impairments increase the likelihood of accidents afloat for both passengers and boat operators. In boating deaths involving alcohol use, over half the victims capsized their boats and/or fell overboard.
In this video, we visit with three highway patrolmen who are responsible for patrolling Lake of the Ozarks and keeping boaters safe. One thing we learned is that alcohol is a pervading cause of accidents and injury on the lake. Listen to how it not only affects boaters but also the troopers responsible for keeping them safe.