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A Dangerous Kick-Off to Summer on the Water Prompts ABS Insurance Agency to Educate Missouri Boaters on Safety
Date:6/12/2013

Chesterfield, MO (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

With the warmer weather here for the summer, many Missouri residents may be considering taking advantage and getting out on the water with their boats. Although boating requires a license and in some cases, safety training, there are still dangers that can be faced on the water that differ from on the roads. Unfortunately, over Memorial Day Weekend, the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated seven boating crashes, reports the Daily Journal.

In 2011, there were an astounding 758 boating fatalities, as reported by the National Safe Boating Council. In Missouri, the local agents at ABS Insurance Agency want residents to put safety first before heading out onto the water this season. In the holiday weekend’s accidents, there were two injuries and one fatality. It is the hope of the agency, that with safety first, there will be no further incidents this season.

Before heading out on the water, the local agency reminds Missouri residents to keep some safety tips in mind:

  • Be mindful of the weather – Always check the weather prior to heading out for the day. Summer storms can come on suddenly and be fierce. Darkening clouds and rough changing waters or winds or a sign to get off the water quickly.
  • Designate an assistant skipper – It is important that there is more than one person on the boat who understands how to handle the boat in the event of an emergency. If the primary navigator becomes injured or unable to perform boating operation, it’s important to have someone else who can steer the boat to safety.
  • Always have a “float plan” – This is imperative. Always be sure someone on land knows where you will be boating and for how long. This plan should include: your name, address and phone number as well as the names of all passengers and their phone numbers. If you fail to get in touch with that person, or the weather becomes rough, he or she can know to check in.
  • Learn to swim – Many people do not know how to swim. Be sure that everyone on board your boat does, and if not, be sure they are properly equipped with life vests.

Additionally, it is never a bad idea to take a boating course. Even after years of boating, a refresher course could be helpful. Boater education requirements in Missouri mandate that anyone born after January 1, 1984 must successfully pass a Missouri Boater Education class and test before operating any watercraft on the lakes of the state. Additionally, boaters will not be able to acquire watercraft insurance without proper boater certification.

Residents with boater certification looking to obtain watercraft insurance are encouraged to give the local agents at ABS Insurance Agency a call today. And those without their certification can give the agency a call for assistance, too!

About ABS Insurance Agency:

Proudly located in Chesterfield, Missouri, ABS Insurance Agency is your premier local insurance agency; dedicated to serving the insurance needs of area individuals, families and businesses. As a well established agency, ABS Insurance Agency has grown to be one of the most trusted Missouri insurance companies in the area. The agency represents various nationwide insurance carriers, enabling its dedicated agents to effectively compare rates and coverage to ensure you receive the quality protection you deserve. With a broad network of providers ABS Insurance Agency can secure superior Missouri insurance for all of your coverage needs!

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