AN ANALYSIS OF 1974 FATAL BOATING ACCIDENTS: PREDICTING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A LEVEL FLOTATION STANDARD

An indepth analysis of 1974 fatal accidents was performed to determine information relevant to a proposed level flotation safety standard. Particular emphasis was placed on determining the predicted effectiveness of such a standard. The general approach and results of the study are summarized in this report. It can also now be effectively predicted that the presently proposed level flotation standard will save approximately 210 lives a year once it is fully implemented. In general this standard will be applicable to outboard boats less than 20 feet in length. Canoes, kayaks, inflatables, sailboats, auxiliary sailboats, inboard and inboard/outboard boats will be exempted. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Coast Guard

    Office of Boating Safety
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Kissinger, J R
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-B-1-76
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2002 12:00AM