- Created: Sunday, 21 May 2017 00:00
- Written by Matt Trulio
If you’re texting from the helm, you’re likely not helming the boat—that’s essential message from the BoatUS Foundation as part of National Safe Boating Week May 20-26 on the dangers of texting while operating a powerboat. The new campaign, which was announced in a press release, cites National Traffic Safety Commission information that states “sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds.”
Piloting a powerboat requires undivided attention, which makes texting at the helm a dangerous practice. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.