LNIA EDUCATION FORUM
Kevin Dyer, Lamar Paris, Sue Boris, Jim Wentworth, LNIA member, and Mack Mason
The LNIA Education Forum's audience was one of the largest ever with 80 attendees and guests. The LNIA Board presented DNR Officer Kevin Dyer with one hundred "I've Been Caught...Wearing My Life Jacket" t-shirts on behalf of the membership.
Under 13's will receive a t-shirt if Dyer stops the boat on which they are passengers and they have a life jacket on. The under 13 law has just been passed by the Ga. Legislature and Dyer will check for lifejackets, BUI, and the 100 foot law. See more info.
Commissioner Lamar Paris, Sheriff Mack Mason, and US Forest Services' Jim Wentworth also spoke at the forum. Thanks to all these gentlemen for
their informative presentations.
North Georgia News coverage - Front Page & Page 3A
The 2013 Georgia Legislature has passed two new laws that are extremely important to boaters:
BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: The legal limit has been reduced from .01 to .08. The new law includes the intentional use of any glue, aerosol or other toxic vapors.
PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES: Any child under the age of 13 must wear an appropriate sized PFD while the boat is in motion. Note that this law has increased the age limit. More information on all lake regulations can be found on the LakeNottely.Org website.
Lake Patrol DNR Officer, Kevin Dyer, stated ”As we check boaters this season we will reward kids who are properly wearing their life vests. LNIA has provided great t-shirts for the children and is encouraging safety compliance.
Boaters are responsible for knowing applicable laws and for having their boats in compliance with regulations. The LNIA website is extensive and shares links to our DNR website, and many other sites, where any questions can be answered.”