Figure 5-1 - Alcohol Use as a Contributing Factor in Accidents, 2002-2006
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics, 2006; available at: http://www.uscgboating.org as of Mar. 24, 2008.
- Alcohol use reported as a cause of the accident implies that the use of alcohol by a boat's occupants was a cause of the accident.
- In 2006, alcohol use was either a direct or indirect contributing factor in approximately 20% of fatalities.