I have seen, in my Central New York personal injury law practice, too often and too close-up, horrendous boating injuries suffered because of unsafe boating practices in our otherwise-lovely Finger Lakes. That’s why I feel duty-bound to tell my readers about boating safety classes being offered FOR FREE in Cayuga County this month.
The Cayuga County Sherriff’s office has announced that it is offering 2 boater safety classes, one at the Owasco Fire House, Station 1, at 7174 Owasco Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 12, and the other from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 at the Scipio Fire House, 3550 State Route 34. Again, these safety classes are absolutely FREE, so how can you go wrong? To register, call the Sherriff’s office at 315-294-8145.
I won’t spoil the suspense of these classes, but guess what — driving a boat is NOT like driving a car! The rules are different, as are the safety concerns. Don’t just jump behind the wheel of a boat and assume you know what you are doing because you can drive a car — learn the rules and life-saving safety tips at these classes. And above all, absolutely FORCE young boaters under your control to sign up for this freebee. (Just like with cars, most boating accidents are caused by inexperienced and youthful drivers.)
Take this class, and take your kid. Maybe you can avoid having to come to see me — or making your victim come to see me – about a New York boating accident claim!