Bay, State See More Boating Accidents in 2009 | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Last year marked a 10-year low for accidents involving motor boats, Jet Skis, canoes and kayaks on the Chesapeake Bay and other Virginia waterways. That did not start a trend toward safer boating in Hampton Roads or elsewhere in the state, unfortunately.

My colleague Emily Mapp Brannon noted that most boating accidents are avoidable or preventable in a post to the Norfolk Injuryboard. She also suggested that a current initiative to require licensing and training for Virginia boaters move more rapidly.

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