‘Spring Aboard’ during spring break

Spring Aboard 2016Indiana Conservation Officers will be partnering with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to encourage boaters to Spring Aboard and enroll in a boater education course.  Working in partnership with the states, many on-line course providers will offer incentives or course discounts for students who enroll in or complete a course during the Spring Aboard campaign from April 17-23, 2016.. 

“An informed and knowledgeable boat operator is much more likely to recognize hazardous conditions on the water and avoid a boating mishap”, said Indiana Boating Law Administrator Lt. Kenton Turner.  “Classroom courses are offered through Indiana Conservation Officers.  Online courses are available 24/7 and provide state specific information needed for your boating location.” 

Forty-nine (49) states and U.S. territories require proof of completion of a boater education course for operators of some powered vessels.  For Indiana available courses, visit: (online) https://www.boat-ed.com/indiana/index.html – (Classroom) https://www.register-ed.com/programs/indiana/104-indiana-boater-education/agency:25   

For Indiana boating regulations and educational material visit:  http://www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/8678.htm 

According to the latest U.S. Coast Guard statistics, 80% of boating deaths occurred on boats where the operator had never received boating education instruction.

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