Home Page
KPUA Program Schedule
Election Coverage

Today's KPUA Program Schedule:
Click here for showtimes
& complete program lineup.


National News
World News
Sports
Business
Strange Reports
Entertainment
NCAA Tournament
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders
University of Hawaii
ESPN
KWXX
B-97
KPUA
1145 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
PH: 808 935-5461
FAX: 808 935-7761

Hilo, Hawaii News, Sports, & Information Monday, October 20, 2014



Back to Hawaii News index




Posted: Friday, May 23rd, 2014 10:51 AM HST

Hawaii boaters urged to take safety course

By Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) The Department of Land and Natural Resources is reminding boaters Hawaii's new mandatory boater education law will be enforced in six months.

Starting Nov. 10, all individuals who operate a motorized vessel in Hawaii state waters must have taken a boating safety course and be able to show proof of certification.

Violators face fines of up to $1,000 and prison terms of up to 30 days. A court may also prevent a violator from operating a vessel for up to 30 days.

A study released by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators in 2007 showed states with the longest history of mandatory education had the lowest boating fatality rates.

Hawaii had the second-highest fatality rate in the nation in 2011.



National News
World News

Sports
Business

Strange Reports
Entertainment