The Coast Guard has undertaken research to identify educational alternatives in its long term efforts to improve the safety of recreational boating. Other organizations involved in boating safety education may find the illustrative approaches valuable in designing their boating safety education efforts. This project deals with educational solutions to loading related pleasure boat accidents. It was conducted in conjunction with two other projects to offer an illustrative overall educational program for loading related and collision pleasure boat accidents. The intent of this project is to establish educational content and methods that address the more serious loading related accident causes and will offer potential for reducing accidents and fatalities. The major loading related accident causes have been identified, and demographic characteristics were determined for operators of boats involved in the more frequently occurring accidents. A survey to determine boaters' attitudinal response to certain boating safety issues has been conducted. The results of the survey are suggested attitudinal resources for planning an educational program. Four personality inventories were also administered to boaters, but the results of the study were not conclusive. Educatonal program objectives, program message content, delivery systems and considerations for execution of the program are being recommended. If the recommended plan is undertaken, a small scale mass media effort would be required. Other recommended educational materials would be made available from the Coast Guard at the request of local or state agencies and private organizations that offer formal boating courses. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wyle Laboratories

    128 Maryland Street
    El Segundo, CA  United States  90245

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Sager, E
    • COHEN, S
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 182 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MSR-78-09, USCG-D-52-78
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-40672-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2002 12:00AM