boating safety

2:21 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Senate Bills Crack Down On Drunk Boating

If Governor Rick Snyders signs the bills into law, the legal blood alcohol level would be dropped from 0.10 percent to .08 percent—the current limit for driving. The bills would also make the third violation a felony charge.
Driving a boat, snowmobile or off-road vehicle while drunk just got a little more dangerous and costly Tuesday. The state Senate unanimously passed a package of bills that stiffen penalties and lower the blood alcohol content for people who are found to be intoxicated while driving their recreational vehicles and boats.
7:24 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Lawmakers seek to lower blood-alcohol limit for boaters

Change would bring limit for boaters in line with limit for people driving automobiles
Detroit - Summer recreation season is under way, and state lawmakers want to close a loophole that's allowed Michigan to remain one of three states with higher drunken-driving limits for boats than cars. House lawmakers want to lower the limits for boats, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles to 0.08 from 0.10 to match the ones for autos.
9:59 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

State tightens rules for boating safety

U.S. Coast Guard report finds crashes and fatalities have dropped dramatically over the last five years
Harrison Township - Greg Murray was busy Friday at Belle Maer Harbor, getting his 1990 Sea Ray Amberjack ready for a season on the water. "You go through a checklist, make sure you have an inspection, your safety equipment is working, you know, making sure it floats," said Murray, a longtime boater from New Baltimore.