FLORIDA EAST COAST CRASH INSPIRES REGULATION TALK

A three-boat collision after a Miami fireworks display reminds us that even with the recent decline in accidents, tragedy can strike at any moment when on the water. With four dead and eight injured, the accident has the looks of being one of the worst accidents in Miami history.

Due to its severity, it put forward the question of how to keep this type of accident from occurring again. Some propose a night-time speed limit to avoid great damage during the dark. Another proposition is for all boaters - in addition to the mandatory boating course - to take on-water education. Also both driving under the influence and having limited lighting on the vessel have been causes of major accidents. Hopefully possible new regulations may stop these major accidents from occurring.