Accession Number:

ADA014095

Title:

Alcohol and Pleasure Boat Operators.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

WYLE LABS HUNTSVILLE ALA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The report presents an initial look at the involvement of alcohol in recreational boating. It attempts to identify a problem area. The report has three objectives 1 to define drunkenness in small boating 2 to describe a method of determining the degree of drunkenness of boat operators and 3 to describe the degree of drunkenness of drowning and accident victims. In addition, there is some discussion of the effects of alcohol, especially in relation to defining levels of drunkenness. The cost and benefits tradeoffs for various methods of testing for the blood-alcohol level of a boater are discussed. Finally, available data on drowning and accident victims are analyzed and criticized, and conclusions are drawn.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE