The 2015 Boating Accident Statistics Report reveals the Sunshine State had 737 reported boating accidents last year. That is more than 100 more than what was reported in 2014. A spokesman for the agency was quoted as saying most of these crashes and fatalities could have been prevented if operators had been paying attention and if passengers had all been wearing life vests.
Florida has the most registered vessels of anywhere in the country, with 915,713 registered as of last year.
The No. 1 type of accident was collision with another vessel. There were 191 of those, accounting for 26 percent of all boating accidents. Continue reading