FISHERS — Everyone is probably itching to get out on the water this weekend after several rainy days, and safety officials want to make sure you're doing that safely.
According to the Department of Natural Resources, there are several violations they often see on the lake. The first is boaters not having enough life jackets on board for each person on the boat. Another Indiana law they see broken is if you are doing any water sports, there needs to be someone else on board acting as a spotter besides the driver. And, most importantly, don't drive a boat while intoxicated.
"In the blink of an eye, things change maybe not through a fault of yours but maybe through the fault of somebody else. So, it's really important that we're always aware of whats going on. We're always being defensive in our actions and that we take precautions and make sure that our own actions don't get us into trouble."
DNR officials are also encouraging people to wear masks when on a boat, but, obviously, not when you're in the water.