Michigan boaters rank among one of safest in nation

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The map was made data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Courtesy boatsafe.com

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Michigan is the third safest state for recreational boating. There have been 14.96 boating accidents per 100,000 registered watercraft in the state.

Nevada is the least safe state with 129.49 accidents per 100,000 registered watercraft.

The top 10 most accident-prone boating states are as follows (based on accidents causing injury, death or property damage per 100,000 registered watercraft):

Nevada – 129.49

Utah – 126.15

Arizona – 104.69

New Jersey – 77.35

New Mexico – 73.83

Maryland – 71.61

Rhode Island – 66.28

Florida – 65.61

Hawaii – 64.67

Massachusetts – 58.14

The top 10 safest states

Minnesota – 9.40

Iowa – 13.40

Michigan – 14.96

Wisconsin – 17.24

Oklahoma – 18.14

Indiana – 20.35

South Dakota – 20.37

Pennsylvania – 20.54

North Dakota – 20.72

Vermont – 20.91

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