RECREATIONAL BOATING IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES IN 1973: THE NATIONWIDE BOATING SURVEY

In order to expand and clarify existing information on recreational boating and provide measures of effectiveness of the boating safety program, a nationwide survey of 1973 boating activity was conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard. Using randomly-generated telephone exchanges, over 25,000 households were contacted and those discovered to be boat-owning and/or containing a boat operator were interviewed. The results for each geographical area were appropriately weighted and combined to form state, regional, and national estimates of boating data. The analysis reveals that passengers on non-motorized boats have a greater risk of being involved in a fatal accident, while boaters on motorized craft have a greater chance of incurring a serious injury.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Authors:
    • Wulfsberg, R M
    • LANG, D A
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 208 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-745103 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1975 12:00AM