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TWRA reminds everyone to boat safely

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 10:56 am

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is wishing everyone a patriotic Independence Day with family and friends! Enjoy the day, celebrate, and if you are on the water, please help keep Tennesseans safe.

Most boating accidents can be prevented by wearing a life jacket and having a designated sober driver. Be safe and celebrate like it’s 1776!

Boating Checklist:

Boater registration and decals

Boating safety certification

Check weather forecast

Safety requirements including:

– Fire extinguishers

– Proper lighting

– Sound signaling device

– Life jackets

– Sunscreen y’all!

For more information on how to stay safe on the water please visit Boating Regulations and Safety Concerns (tn.gov) for Boating Regulations and safety guide.