Police from the Haliburton Highlands detachment are reminding boaters to be respectful of one another after receiving numerous complaints.
In a press release issued on July 10, police stated,
"boating is meant to be a fun activity but when operators are disrespectful and ignore the laws boating can become frustrating and dangerous."
To mediate this police have released a list of tips to help keep boating safe and fun this summer.
· Everyone who operates a motorized pleasure craft must carry proof of competency on board ( Pleasure Craft Operator Card)
· Ensure that each person on board has a properly fitting and Transport Canada approved lifejacket or PFD
· Have a pre-departure checklist to confirm that all mandatory equipment is on board, including sound signaling device, pump or bailing bucket and visual signaling device
· Let someone know your trip plan
· Remember that impaired boating is the same as impaired driving
· Be respectful of shorelines, swimmers and docks – slow down
For more information related to boating safety please visit www.tc.gc.ca/boatingsafety.