Boater Education Cards Will Be Required On California Waters

Boater Education Cards Will Be Required On California Waters


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHICH SIGHTS ARE — SITES ARE OPEN GO TO CBS13.COM. BOATERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO MEET A NEW STANDARD. THE STATE IS WORKING TO MAKE THE WATER WAYS AROUND THE REGION A LOT SAFER BY MAKING SURE ANYONE WHO OPERATES A BOAT IS PROPERLY EDUCATED. PEOPLE WILL BE REQUIRED TO CARRY A BOATER EDUCATION CARD. CBS 13’S CARLOS CORREA SHOWS US HOW IT WILL WORK. Reporter: THE EDUCATION CARD IS LIKE A PERMIT YOU CAN PUT IN YOUR WALLET OR ON YOUR BOAT. IT PROVES YOU KNOW HOW TO OPERATE A BOAT. AS THE TEMPERATURES WARM UP PEOPLE ARE ABOUT READY TO HEAD TOWARDS HAD RIVER. GREAT. NICE PEOPLE OUT THERE. AND A LOT COOLER THAN LAND. Reporter: HE IS PREPARING FOR A BUSY SUMMER. A LOT OF PEOPLE BUY A BOAT AND DON’T KNOW WHAT IT WILL DO. Reporter: SHE PART OF THE DELTA POWER SQUAD. A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION WITH A BRANCH IN STOCKTON THAT TEACHES PEOPLE ABOUT OPERATING A BOAT. IT STARTS WITH A CLASSROOM LESSON AND WENDS AN ONTHE WATER — ON THE WATER TRAINING. SAFETY. YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT TO DO IF THE BOAT STOPS RUNNING. YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO ANCHOR IT. YOU HAVE OTHER BOATERS ON THE WATER. YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE RULES ARE. Reporter: STARTING JANUARY 1, 2018, ANYONE UNDER 20 WILL BE REQUIRED TO GET A CALIFORNIA BOATER CARD WHICH PROVES A PERSON HAS SUCCESSFULLY TAKEN AND PASSED A STATE APPROVED BOATER SAFETY EDUCATION EXAM. AT 19 YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE AND YOU COULD KILL SOMEONE LEAVING THE DOCK. IF YOU ARE IN JAIL DADDY IS NOT GOING TO COME GET YOU. Reporter: EACH YEAR AFTER 2018 THE STATE WILL ADD A NEW AGE GROUP SO BY 2025 ANYONE HAS TO CARRY HAS BOATER EDUCATION CARD. I LOVE IT. AS LONG AS THE WEATHER IS LIKE THIS I FEEL GOOD. Reporter: STARTING JANUARY 1, 2018, PEOPLE CAN GET THE

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