Recreational Boating Safety
(Our FIELD REPORTER is standing on a dock in front of a recreational boat. He is wearing a lifejacket. He addresses the camera.)
Everyone knows the rules of the road—and why they’re important.
Driving a boat is no different. Out on the water there’s traffic, rules to follow and hazards to watch out for.
(The FIELD REPORTER holds his Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) up to the camera.)
And just like a car, you need the right training to safely operate a boat.
(REPORTER speaks as his recreational boat moves between buoys and yields to a large Laker ship.)
The rules of the road for Canada’s waterways help everyone stay safe. For example, larger vessels can’t make way for you—you have to yield to them and be aware of all water traffic around you.
(Our FIELD REPORTER is standing on a dock in front of a pleasure craft. He addresses the camera. In the background we see a family getting ready to board their recreational boat. Two older children are wearing lifejackets; the father buckles up the youngest child’s lifejacket before putting on his own. )
Always remember to buckle up. Make sure everybody is wearing a properly sized lifejacket—not just the kids, but the adults, too.
(We see the father and children boating. We hear the FIELD REPORTER speak.)
And no matter what wheel you’re behind—car or boat—drinking and driving can be deadly. Don’t do it.
(Our FIELD REPORTER is standing on a dock. He is wearing a lifejacket. He addresses the camera.)
Recreational boating is a great pastime. Learn the skills, know the rules, and be safe.
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