Monday, May 13, 2013

Drinking and Boating in Georgia

This week, a new law goes into effect that boaters in the state of Georgia should pay attention to... Especially those that enjoy a couple of cocktails while out on the water.

Photo courtesy of the USCG

Georgia has passed a tough new boating under the influence (BUI) law, and it goes into effect this Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The new legal blood alcohol level of a boat operator has been lowered to the same level that it is on the road - from .10 to .08.

Additional legislation in the state requires younger boat operators to take a boating education course beginning in July of next year, and effective immediately, all children under 13 are required to wear life vests. 

For more on Georgia's boating laws, visit FirstBoat's local boating page for Georgia.