LEVEL FLOTATION EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: PEOPLE AND LABEL EXPERIMENTS. A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION

This report documents the preliminary work performed to test the effect of two different methods of educating boaters in the use of level flotation. The two methods of education were: 1) a label placed in the boat stating that the boat was equipped with level flotation and 2) a lecture/slide presentation on boating safety which included a segment on level flotation. Boater behavior in a swamping situation was observed and classified to provide a subjective data base with which the label experiments could be compared. The label experiments involved swamping unsuspecting subjects in flotation equipped boats which had labels indicating they were so equipped. The results of the label tests indicate that occupants did pay attention to the labels and responded by taking advantage of the level flotation. The lecture/slide show did not produce evidence of learning relative to level flotation. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wyle Laboratories

    128 Maryland Street
    El Segundo, CA  USA  90245
  • Authors:
    • Stiehl, C C
    • Sautkulis, C J
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MSR-76-40, USCG-D-65-77
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-40672-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 2002 12:00AM