Anyone operating a vessel on a waterway should have some general knowledge of boating regulations, safety precautions, and procedures. It is important to know required safety equipment, proper operating procedures, and navigational rules while underway.
Both the Coast Guard Auxiliary
and also the Texas Parks and Wildlife Division
offer good information on boater safety. The first rule of boating is to always wear your Personal Flotation Device (PFD). PFDs save lives.