MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop I Headquarters, P.O. Box 128, Rolla, MO. 65402
For further information please contact:
Sergeant Michael A. Mitchell
March 5, 2019
Troop I To Conduct Boater Safety Course In Laclede County
Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, announces that Troop I will conduct a Boater Safety Course in Laclede County on Saturday, March 23, 2019, starting at 8 a.m. The class will be held at the Laclede County Electric Cooperative, at 1400 Old Route 66, in Lebanon, Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is responsible for patrolling Missouri’s public waterways. These include 272,770 acres of lakes with 5,500 miles of shoreline; 519 miles of the Mississippi River; 533 miles of the Missouri River; and the many smaller tributaries throughout the state.
Missouri continues to see the popularity of recreational boating increase on our lakes and rivers. In an attempt to reduce boating crashes and related fatalities, the Highway Patrol provides water safety education programs statewide. This program will address safe boating practices, rules, and regulations, and the proper use of boating-related equipment. The course is free and registration is easy! Just go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website and under Water Patrol Division, click on Boater Safety and Education
Missouri law requires any person born after January 1, 1984, to carry a boating safety certification card along with a picture ID anytime they operate a vessel, which includes personal watercraft, on Missouri lakes. Any student who successfully passes this course will be eligible to order the boating safety certification card, which costs $15.
Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!
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