boating safety To Avoid Further Neck Injuries Among Divers, Okaloosa Officials Roll Out Safety Campaign By Sascha Cordner • Jul 11, 2018 Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office wants area residents to “Think Before They Dive.” It’s part of an initiative to promote safety on local waterways. Boating Accidents On The Rise By Noah Hertz • May 18, 2018 Tim Donovan / FWC's Flickr The number of boating accidents in Florida has been on the rise since 2016. Inspired By Two Teens Lost At Sea, Advocates Happy Boating Safety Bill Signed Into Law By Sascha Cordner • May 26, 2017 AustinBlu Foundation Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill into law inspired by two teenagers still lost at sea. During Safe Boating Week, FWC Emphasizes Life Jackets To Help Lower Accidents, Deaths By Sascha Cordner • May 22, 2017 Tim Donovan / FWC's Flickr This week is National Safe Boating Week, and with Florida wildlife officials expecting increased turnout on the water for the Memorial Day weekend, they’re hoping boaters will wear life jackets. Okaloosa Man Is Florida’s Boating Officer Of The Year, Also Up For National Award By Sascha Cordner • Jun 29, 2016 FWC's Flickr An Okaloosa County man is this year’s Boating Officer of the Year in Florida and could soon hold the national title as well. Given Statistics And Expected Spike In Boaters, FWC Urges Safe Boating This Week By Sascha Cordner • May 23, 2016 FWC This week is National Safe Boating Week. It kicked off right around the start of Florida’s boating season. As FWC Highlights Online Options, Some Also Want Boater Safety Taught In Schools By Sascha Cordner • Apr 18, 2016 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission A state lawmaker wants Florida students to be taught about boating safety in schools. Lawmaker Files Bill Creating Threshold For 'Driving Under The Influence' Of Marijuana By Sascha Cordner • Sep 21, 2015 Florida House A state lawmaker is hoping to add a standard threshold to what is considered “over the limit” in cases where a person is operating a vehicle and is high on marijuana. To Lower Preventable Boating Deaths, FWC Highlights Importance Of Life Jackets By Sascha Cordner • May 19, 2015 Tim Donovan / FWC This week is National Safe Boating Week, and Florida wildlife officials are highlighting the week to ensure boaters put safety first and wear a life jacket.