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Wisconsin lawmakers unsuccessful on tightening up on boating laws

Lawmakers in Wisconsin failed to tighten up laws on children wearing life jackets and drinking and boating, which both make the top ten list of what can cause fatalities in a boating accident.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Wisconsin is one of only two states that do not require children to wear life jackets while on a moving boat. Wisconsin does require that each person on the boat have a life jacket on board, but it does not have to be worn.

A statistic from the Coast Guard states that 90 percent of fatalities in a boat accident were people who were not wearing a life jacket. Wisconsin also does not associate boating while intoxicated with a person’s drivers license. Representatives wanted to change this and have boating while intoxicated charges show up on a person’s driving record.

If your family member has been injured in a boating accident, contact the Wisconsin boat accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.