SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks invites outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy this Labor Day weekend safely. So whether you are walking/hiking a trail, operating an off-highway vehicle, viewing historical sites, relaxing on a beach or exploring California’s waterways in a boat, please do so safely.
The Labor Day weekend typically draws a high number of visitors of all experience levels to California’s outdoors. The large crowds can result in a greater chance of incidents. California’s boating accident statistics show that most fatalities on California’s waterways occur during holiday weekends. Below are some simple tips to keep you, and your family and friends, safe during the upcoming holiday.
- Wear a properly-fitted lifejacket for any aquatic activity such as boating.
- Follow navigation rules.
- Avoid alcohol when driving or riding on a boat.
· Children should always be actively supervised by an adult when in or near the water. Designate a water watcher. Do not assume that an adult is supervising children.