OPP stress boating safety as summer begins
BARRIE, ONT -- With the start of summer, Southern Georgian Bay Marine Unit and OPP are emphasizing the importance of boating safety.
Between June 14-17, police inspected 32 vessels for safety equipment and impaired driving. Officers say they observed multiple violations, such as not having enough lifejackets on board, speed-related offences and impaired driving.
The consequences of impaired operation of a vessel are a 90-day suspension of a driver's license.
To educate boaters, OPP are asking people to download interactive apps that contain boating tools and safety tips.
Here's a number of apps geared towards boaters: