For boating, many road rules apply. The most important one concerns alcohol. If you’re going to operate a boat, don’t drink. It’s illegal, and more importantly, it’s deadly and dangerous.

The 100 percent preventable crime of drunk driving kills more than 10,000 people and injures 290,000 others each year in our country. Unfortunately, the iconic American holiday July Fourth is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk driving. Prevent the festivities from becoming tragedies this year. Designate a driver if your plans include alcohol.