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Leisure boat use in Norway. Accidents and safety attitudes.

Authors: Astrid Helene Amundsen, Torkel Bjørnskau
Report nr: 1547/2017
ISBN: 978-82-480-1853-7
ISBN (digital version): 978-82-480-1852-0
Language: Norwegian
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Full report in Norwegian only

The report investigate the use of leisure boats in Norway, as well as crash involvement and safety behaviour. Generally boaters respect each other when travelling at sea, and only a few break the rules. The implementation of new PFD regulation in 2015, have resulted in an increased use of PFD among leisure boat users in Norway. But still many do not use PFD, even among those required to do so. In Norway inflatable lifejackets are common, a quite a few forget to maintain these inflatable lifejacket correctly. Most leisure boat users in Norway behave safely at sea, and follow the safety measures. Running the boat aground is the most common accident type (35 percent) in Norway. The boat owners with long experience are somewhat less likely to be involved in an accident than the less experienced boaters. Most accidents while boating in Norway only result in light property damages.


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