ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Authorities want to remind you to stay safe out on the waters over this Labor Day weekend.
The holiday is one of the biggest boating weekends of the year. Nearly all the Game Wardens will be out monitoring Georgia waters starting today through Monday.
DNR officials want to remind you to designate a sober driver and slow down.
"We don't have red lights or stop lights. We don't have other indicators out there showing the boaters where they can travel to. You know, there are other dangers. You know, you have the dams, floating logs and you have stumps and all of that. So you just have to be aware of your surroundings," said DNR Corporal Robbie Griner.
Here are some great boating safety tips-
Always check local weather conditions before departure
Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist
Use Common Sense
Designate an Assistant Skipper
Develop a Float Plan, and tell others
Make Proper Use of Lifejackets
Learn to Swim
Take a Boating Course
Consider a Free Vessel Safety Check from the US Coast Guard