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A Comprehensive Review of Boating Safety Programs Nationwide Presented to the National Association of State Boating Law Ad...
A Comprehensive Review of  Boating Safety Programs Nationwide Responsive Management
Methodology <ul><li>Multi-modal surveys </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boating Law Administrators (BLAs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Methodology <ul><li>Focus Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To be completed in Fall 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 focus gro...
Overview of BLA and Education Coordinator Survey Topics <ul><li>Boating Safety Issues of Concern  </li></ul><ul><li>Boatin...
Overview of Registered Boater Survey Topics <ul><li>Characteristics of Boating Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Boat Used M...
Boating Law Administrators  and  Education Coordinators Responsive Management
Boating Safety Issues of Concern Responsive Management
Responsive Management
Responsive Management
Boating Accident Causes Responsive Management
Responsive Management
Effectiveness of Boating Safety Programs and Perceived Improvements in Safety Responsive Management
Responsive Management
Responsive Management Boater knowledge of boating laws is increasing, as is general boater satisfaction (measurable positi...
Responsive Management Received a call from a man whose life had been saved by a life jacket he got through the “Wear It” c...
Target Audiences for Boating Safety Programs Responsive Management
Responsive Management
Education Program  Formats and Topics Responsive Management
Responsive Management
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Responsive Management
Registered Boaters Responsive Management
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Awareness of and Opinions on Boating Safety Responsive Management
Responsive Management
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Boating Safety Education  Course Participation Responsive Management
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Characteristics of and Opinions on Boating Safety Education Course Taken Responsive Management
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Impacts of Course on  Boater Behavior Responsive Management
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Reasons for Not Taking a Boating Safety Education Course Responsive Management
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Opinions on the Effectiveness of Boating Safety Education Courses Responsive Management
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Opinions on Mandatory Boating Safety Education Responsive Management
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Preferred Characteristics of a Boating Safety Education Course Responsive Management
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Sources of Information Responsive Management
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Education Programs Responsive Management
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Source:  Colorado State Parks Responsive Management
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Mark Duda of Responsive Management has collected data from the boating law administrators and the state education coordinators on the effectiveness of boating education programs in their states. He then used the results to develop a survey of registered boaters throughout the country. Mark shares some of the preliminary results of this work and provides a recommendation for programs for states to implement.

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  1. 1. A Comprehensive Review of Boating Safety Programs Nationwide Presented to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Mark Damian Duda Responsive Management
  2. 2. A Comprehensive Review of Boating Safety Programs Nationwide Responsive Management
  3. 3. Methodology <ul><li>Multi-modal surveys </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boating Law Administrators (BLAs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Coordinators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conducted March – May 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conducted via personal interviews and telephone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>majority of surveys completed in-person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NASBLA Spring Boating Law Administrators Workshop Lexington, KY (March 10 – 15, 2008) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International Boating and Water Safety Summit San Diego, CA (April 15 – 19, 2008) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Nationwide telephone survey of registered boaters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>n = 3,750 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conducted August – September 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>results reported at a 95% confidence interval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sampling error is + or – 1.6 percentage points </li></ul></ul>Responsive Management
  4. 4. Methodology <ul><li>Focus Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To be completed in Fall 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 focus groups of registered boaters </li></ul></ul>Responsive Management
  5. 5. Overview of BLA and Education Coordinator Survey Topics <ul><li>Boating Safety Issues of Concern </li></ul><ul><li>Boating Accident Causes </li></ul><ul><li>Issues Pertaining Specifically to Boating Safety Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Efforts and Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Actions to Make Waters Safer </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness of Boating Safety Programs and Perceived Improvements in Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Needs of Boating Safety Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths of Boating Safety Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses of Boating Safety Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Target Audiences for Boating Safety Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing and Funding for Boating Safety Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Funding and Budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Education Program Formats and Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocity in Boating Safety Certification </li></ul>Responsive Management
  6. 6. Overview of Registered Boater Survey Topics <ul><li>Characteristics of Boating Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Boat Used Most Often and Boat Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of and Opinions on Boating Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Boating Safety Education Course Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of and Opinions on Boating Safety Education Course Taken </li></ul><ul><li>Opinions on Boating Safety Education Course Topics and Content </li></ul><ul><li>Impacts of Course on Boater Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for Not Taking a Boating Safety Education Course </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Behaviors of Boaters Who Have Not Taken a Boating Safety Education Course </li></ul><ul><li>Opinions on the Effectiveness of Boating Safety Education Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Opinions on Mandatory Boating Safety Education </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred Characteristics of a Boating Safety Education Course </li></ul><ul><li>Likelihood of Participating in a Boating Safety Education Course </li></ul><ul><li>Sources of Information </li></ul><ul><li>Education Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in and Characteristics of Boating Accidents </li></ul>Responsive Management
  7. 7. Boating Law Administrators and Education Coordinators Responsive Management
  8. 8. Boating Safety Issues of Concern Responsive Management
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  11. 11. Boating Accident Causes Responsive Management
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  13. 13. Effectiveness of Boating Safety Programs and Perceived Improvements in Safety Responsive Management
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  15. 15. Responsive Management Boater knowledge of boating laws is increasing, as is general boater satisfaction (measurable positive results over time through surveys) <ul><li>Boat shows, festivals, and marine events </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in National Safe Boating Week </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wear It” campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in boating education grant programs </li></ul><ul><li>PSAs, billboards, and Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Work with marketing group </li></ul><ul><li>Partner with Power Squadron and Coast Guard </li></ul>Ohio Significantly reduced fatalities following year of program inception <ul><li>Participate in Water Safety Coalition on Lake of the Ozarks </li></ul>Missouri Accidents and fatalities have decreased sharply <ul><li>TV and radio ads </li></ul><ul><li>Work with local boating manufacturers to include PFDs on model boats </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts with professional anglers </li></ul><ul><li>Brochures, PSAs, media interviews, boating guides, and courses </li></ul>Minnesota Participation in education classes has increased 25% to 30% <ul><li>Appearances at boat shows, fairs, and sportsman’s shows </li></ul>Idaho Downward trend in accidents and fatalities <ul><li>“ Wear It” campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Partner with colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Radio ads </li></ul>California Results or Improvements Outreach Programs State State Outreach Programs and Specific Results
  16. 16. Responsive Management Received a call from a man whose life had been saved by a life jacket he got through the “Wear It” campaign <ul><li>“ Wear It” campaign </li></ul>Tennessee Accidents and fatalities on Columbia River have decreased <ul><li>Participate in Columbia River project </li></ul>Accidents involving personal watercraft have decreased <ul><li>Direct mailings to boat owners and PWC operators </li></ul>Oregon <ul><li>Decrease in boating accidents and drowning incidents involving youth </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in youth attendance in boating safety classes </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in awareness of boating dangers and safety precautions </li></ul><ul><li>Partner with multiple groups (e.g., State Parks, Safe Kids) </li></ul><ul><li>PSAs </li></ul><ul><li>Media fairs and boat shows </li></ul><ul><li>Partner with sporting franchises, professional shops, and gear shops </li></ul>Oklahoma Results or Improvements Outreach Programs State State Outreach Programs and Specific Results
  17. 17. Target Audiences for Boating Safety Programs Responsive Management
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  19. 19. Education Program Formats and Topics Responsive Management
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  23. 23. Registered Boaters Responsive Management
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  25. 25. Awareness of and Opinions on Boating Safety Responsive Management
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  35. 35. Characteristics of and Opinions on Boating Safety Education Course Taken Responsive Management
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  38. 38. Impacts of Course on Boater Behavior Responsive Management
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  45. 45. Reasons for Not Taking a Boating Safety Education Course Responsive Management
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  47. 47. Opinions on the Effectiveness of Boating Safety Education Courses Responsive Management
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  52. 52. Opinions on Mandatory Boating Safety Education Responsive Management
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  54. 54. Preferred Characteristics of a Boating Safety Education Course Responsive Management
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  56. 56. Sources of Information Responsive Management
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  64. 64. Source: Colorado State Parks Responsive Management
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