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 pleasure boat collision accidents. The intent of the project is to establish educational content and methods that address the more serious collision accident causes. These major collision accident causes have been identified, and demographic characteristics were determined for operators of boats involved in the more frequently occurring accidents. Educational program objectives, program message content, delivery systems and considerations for execution of the program are being recommended. This program principally utilizes electronic and print mass media, and formal boating courses for dissemination of educational materials. The materials and concepts developed as educational intervention for collision accidents are identified in the video tape supplement to the Educational Alternatives for Boating Safety Programs, 1978. It is understood that any use of the materials and concepts in an actual educational effort would be strictly voluntary on the part of the educating agency. (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: 121 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MSR-78-10, USCG-D-51-78, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-40672-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM