Did you know that excessive speed is one of the leading causes of boating accidents? Speeding may not seem that dangerous when you have a wide open lake around you, but it is. Below the surface there are many hidden hazards like sandbars, sunken trees, rocks or even swimmers. On top of hidden hazards, other vessels in the water may come out of nowhere and surprise you. This can be especially dangerous because boats don’t have brakes like cars do, so when you drive too fast, you lose the ability to stop quickly. This can lead to serious property damage, injury or even death. Keep your day on the water fun AND safe. Boat responsibly. Slow down.