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What Are Common Reasons for North Carolina Boating Accidents?

Many factors can lead to a serious or fatal boating accident. No one should ever operate a watercraft or boat in a manner that is a danger to others. According to a US Coast Guard study, the five leading causes for boating accidents are: 
  • Operator inattention
  • Careless or reckless operation
  • Speeding
  • Alcohol or drug-impaired operator
  • Inappropriate behavior or passenger or skier
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