Infographic: The bad and the ugly of boating accidents

Summer is a fine time of year, but out on the water, things can be pretty dangerous. This past weekend, a man was killed when his boat was hit by a drunk driver operating another boat.

Sadly, boating accidents like this are quite frequent; in 2008, there were just under 3000 boating accidents. In those accidents, 614 people were killed. Even more surprising is that 9 out of 10 people who died in a boating accident in 2008 were not wearing a life jacket.

The artists at Boat Insurance have put together a fantastic graphic showing the causes of boating accidents in the U.S. as well as the kind of watercraft involved in the accident.

[Image source: Boat Insurance]

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