Fri., May 10, 2013 11:00am
The Savannah-Chatham County police marine unit is offering a boating safety class next week aimed at teenagers who will soon be required to complete such a course to legally operate a boat in Georgia waters. The safety class requirement kicks in at the beginning of next year, when it will essentially affect boat operators age 16 and younger.
Thu., July 12, 2012 10:00am
House Speaker David Ralston said he and Gov. Nathan Deal will introduce legislation to lower the legal alcohol limit for boaters after wrecks on Lake Lanier have raised concerns about safety.
Wed., July 11, 2012 7:58am
Officials in Hall County are looking for ways to improve safety on Lake Lanier after two bad accidents this summer. Commissioner Craig Lutz said members will be meeting with emergency responders on Wednesday to discuss options for making the lake safer.
Mon., May 30, 2011 3:57pm
As boaters kick off the summer on Georgia’s lakes, water-related deaths are rising. But citations for drunk boating are on the decline.