By Alabama NewsCenter Staff
Spring has sprung and with the warmer weather comes more opportunity for recreation on Alabama’s beautiful lakes. Boating is a popular activity for many lakegoers and, with the increase in people out on the lakes, it’s important to keep safety in mind.
National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27 and is a reminder to brush up on safety skills in preparation for boating season.
Having life jackets available on your vessel is one of the most important things to ensure the safety of all passengers: Life jackets are required by law in all 50 states. Boats in Alabama must have appropriately sized personal flotation devices (PFDs) in good, wearable condition for each person on board or being towed by a boat. Children under 8 years old must wear a Coast Guard-approved PFD at all times while aboard any boat.
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