Water / Boating Safety Start Date: August End Date: May 2015 Contact: Cody Jones (512) 389-4624 Water / Boating Safety Don’t drink and boat, but if you do, have a designated driver. Also, the following key points will decrease boating and water related accidents, injuries, and deaths. * Wear a life jacket. 70 percent of persons who died in a boating accident would be alive today, if they had worn a life jacket; * Use the ignition safety switch, commonly called a "kill switch" to stop the engine if you fall overboard. Don’t be stranded, or run over by your boat; * Learn how to swim, and * Take a Boater Education course from Texas Parks and Wildlife: It could save your life. This water safety message brought to you by Texas Parks and Wildlife.