Everyone knows the rules of the road — and
why they’re important. Driving a boat is no different. Out on the water there’s traffic, rules
to follow and hazards to watch out for. And just like a car, you need the right training
to safely operate a boat. The rules of the road for Canada’s waterways
help everyone stay safe. For example, larger vessels can’t make way
for you—you have to yield to them and be aware of all water traffic around you. Always remember to buckle up. Make sure everybody is wearing a properly sized lifejacket — not just the kids, but the adults, too. And no matter what wheel you’re behind — car or boat — drinking and driving can be deadly. Don’t do it. Recreational boating is a great pastime. Learn the skills, know the rules, and be safe.